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  • Small Business Committee Leaders Urge Contracting Changes at Federal Agency
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – The Democratic and Republican leadership of the House Small Business Committee today wrote to the Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), criticizing how the agency’s procurement procedures impact small businesses. In their letter, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), the Ranking Democrat on the Committee and Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), the Chairman of the Committee, said a number of recent changes at GSA have made it more difficult for small firms to join the fede... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Approves Reauthorization for Key Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade, Technology, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – The House Committee on Small Business today approved two bipartisan pieces of legislation to foster innovation from America’s small businesses and help them better compete in the global science and technology marketplaces. The first, H.R. 4783, reauthorizes the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs ahead of their scheduled expiration dates in 2017. Chairman Chabot has made the reauthorization of SBIR and STTR a top prio... Read more

  • ObamaCare: A Not So Happy Anniversary for Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Health

    Subcommittee Probes Failure of Law’s Small Biz Tax Credit WASHINGTON – On the day before the six year anniversary of the enactment of Obamacare, small business owners and experts told Congress that one of the law’s key tax provisions has failed to help employees of small companies to get affordable health insurance coverage as promised. As the April 15th filing deadline for federal income taxes approaches, many small business owners are expressing frustration as they try to provide health insur... Read more

  • The Obama Administration’s “Coordinated Assault on Small Business”
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Oversight

    Entrepreneurs Tell Congress New Joint Employer Standards Will Harm Them WASHINGTON - Today, small business owners urged a Congressional subcommittee to help them fight new standards from the Department of Labor (DOL) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) which they say will do tremendous damage to their businesses as they seek to grow and hire more workers. The recent decision and guidance from some of the Obama administration’s top labor officials changed long-standing standards that d... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot: Reauthorize Key Small Business Programs
    Posted in Op-Eds on March 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    Note: House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) today introduced legislation to reauthorize two key programs to help America's small companies before they are set to expire next year. In an op-ed for The Hill, Chairman Chabot explained how early reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs will provide certainty and stability to American entrepreneurs. Reauthorize Key Small Business Programs By Chair... Read more

  • NO MORE EXCUSES: IG Chides SBA on Mismanagement, Lax IT Security
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Technology, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Inspector General for the Small Business Administration (SBA) told members of the House Small Business Committee that the agency is failing to address long-standing management problems identified by her office, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Congress. SBA Inspector General Peggy Gustafson warned lawmakers that these failures could be impacting the agency’s ability to serve America’s small businesses in a timely, effective and digitally secure mann... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Holds Roundtable on Executive Orders
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Contracting, Workplace Issues

    WASHINGTON - Today, Members of the House Committee on Small Business heard from representatives of the small business community about the crushing impact of President Obama’s executive orders on America’s small businesses at a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill. The discussion was led by full Committee Steve Chabot (R-OH), Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Chairman Richard Hanna (R-NY) and Committee Member Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA). “It is clear from this morning’s discussions that the... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot in INJO: How Congress Is Removing Obstacles For American Entrepreneurs
    Posted in Op-Eds on March 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Contracting

    How Congress Is Removing Obstacles For American Entrepreneurs By Chairman Steve Chabot March 7, 2016 I was recently reminded of an old story about Ohio’s legendary aviators, Wilbur and Orville Wright. The Wright Brothers hailed from just north of my district in Dayton and embodied the spirit of American entrepreneurship through their risk-taking, innovation and perseverance. When people asked them what made their machine fly, the Wright Brothers didn’t get into a physics lesson. They cut straig... Read more

  • Two Bills Helping Small Businesses Access Capital Approved by Financial Services Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    WASHINGTON—Two pieces of legislation led by Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) were approved by the Financial Services Committee yesterday and now await action by the House of Representatives. The Helping Angels Lead our Startups (HALOS) Act, introduced in February, and the Main Street Growth Act, introduced last week alongside Financial Services’s Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee Chairman Scott Garrett (R-NJ), both open doors for small busi... Read more

  • Innovation Nation: One Step Congress Can Take to Help Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Technology

    Committee Getting a “Jump Start” on Reauthorizing Two Key SBA Programs SBIR/STTR Help Small Firms Get New, Life-Saving Technology to Market WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) announced at a hearing that he will begin the process for reauthorizing two key programs administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help small firms perform research and development in the science and technology sectors. The Small Business Innovation Research ... Read more