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  • Chairman Chabot Statement on Linda McMahon’s Selection to Lead the SBA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement upon the announcement President-elect Trump will name Linda McMahon as his nominee for Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA): “Linda McMahon is an excellent choice by President-elect Trump to lead the SBA as administrator. I look forward to working with her and the new administration to roll back burdensome regulations and increase access to capital for America’s 28 million sm... Read more

  • Still Overdue: Answers from OMB on Paperwork Reduction Requirements
    Posted in Press Releases on December 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    Chairmen Ask Why Agency Failed to Issue Required Reports Two Years in a Row WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH), joined by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), today demanded answers from the Office and Management and Budget (OMB) about its failure to submit required annual reports to Congress on the federal government’s efforts to reduce the paperwork burden on individuals and small businesses. OMB failed to issue ... Read more

  • House Passes 5 Year SBIR/STTR Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the House passed a five-year reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs as part of the 55th National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “In an era of unfair global competition, making it easier for American small businesses to develop and commercialize new, innovative products is essential for both our economic and... Read more

  • Chabot to Chair Small Business Committee for 115th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) was elected by his House peers today to serve as Chairman of the Small Business Committee for the 115th Congress. “I’m honored to serve a second term as Chairman of the House Small Business Committee and I’m grateful for the confidence of my colleagues as we build on the great work of all of our Committee Members from the last two years,” Chairman Chabot said. “We now have an historic opportunity to bring swift and lasting regula... Read more

  • Chabot Statement on House Passage of NDAA Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    Key Small Business Committee Provisions Included in Defense Bill Click Image to View Chairman Chabot's NDAA Floor Speech WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the conference report of the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “The FY17 NDAA recognizes that small businesses play a vital and indispensable role in providing for the common defense,” Chairman Chabot said. “Small busines... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot calls Overtime Rule Delay a “Victory for Small Businesses”
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after a federal judge enjoined President Obama’s controversial executive order imposing costly new rules on how employers pay overtime to their workers. The nationwide preliminary injuction delays the December 1st implementation deadline, giving small employers more time to plan for and fight back against the burdensome new mandate. “Judge Mazzant’s injunction is a victory for America’s 28 milli... Read more

  • OVERSIGHT UPDATE: Committee Continues Probe of Wells Fargo Scandal
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) has demanded regular updates from Wells Fargo after the company admitted that thousands of accounts owned by small businesses were harmed by the improper sales practices of Wells Fargo employees. Chairman Chabot’s letter is a follow-up to official inquiries the Committee made last month to both Wells Fargo and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to determine the scandal’s impact on any Wells Fargo accounts associated w... Read more

  • House Republican Leaders Warn Administration Against “Midnight Regulations”
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and all Chairmen of the standing committees of the U.S. House of Representatives this evening warned the Obama Administration against enacting any last-minute rules and regulations in their final days in office. In their letter, addressed to the heads of all Cabinet departments and federal agencies, the House Republican leaders wrote: “Earlier this year, President Obama’s Chief ... Read more

  • Chabot, Velázquez Challenge OMB on Procurement Policy
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Ranking Member Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), wrote to the Office of Management and Budget criticizing the implementation of Category Management, a procurement policy that has been shown to negatively harm small businesses. “By moving ahead with its Category Management scam, OMB has decided to deny small businesses the ability to fully and fairly compete for federal contracts,” Chairman Chabot said. “I will continue to work... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Leaders Fight for Medicare Payments to Small Laboratories
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in asking Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell to review new Medicare regulations that may harm small medical laboratories and the senior citizens they serve. The letter was signed by several members of the Small Business Committee in response to concerns over the Department of Health and Human Services implementation of the... Read more