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  • Chairman Chabot Statement on Senate Confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt as the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “From WOTUS to the CO2 rules, our Committee has been spotlighting the EPA's regulatory rampage against American small businesses for years,” said Chairman Chabot. “I am confident that Mr. Pruitt is the right man to rein in this out-of-control agency and provide small businesses wit... Read more

  • Experts: Gov’t Red Tape Has Small Businesses in a Bind
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    WASHINGTON – Economic policy experts told a Small Business subcommittee today that overregulation is harming the health of the U.S. small business economy and stunting economic growth nationwide. Today’s hearing of the Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access comes as House Republicans are delivering on their commitment to provide regulatory relief for America’s 28 million small businesses as promised in A Better Way to Grow our Economy. “The economy grew at an anem... Read more

  • Stalled Start-ups: Small Businesses Sound Off on Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON – Small business owners told the House Small Business Committee today that provisions in the current tax code which penalize saving and risk-taking represent the biggest barrier to American entrepreneurship. The hearing comes as lawmakers work towards a comprehensive tax reform package using the House GOP’s Better Way for Tax Reform as a blueprint. “In the coming weeks and months, Congress will have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to pass comprehensive tax reform, the likes of whic... Read more

  • Chabot Statement on Senate Confirmation of Linda McMahon as SBA Administrator
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Linda McMahon as the new Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) by a vote of 81 to 19. “I congratulate Linda and her family on her well-deserved confirmation as SBA Administrator,” Chairman Chabot said. “Throughout the confirmation process, she demonstrated why she will be a dynamic and effective leader for the SBA. I have every confidence t... Read more

  • Chabot Statement on Senate Confirmation of Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) made the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Steven Mnuchin as the 77th Secretary of the Treasury “I congratulate Mr. Mnuchin on his confirmation as our nation’s new Treasury Secretary and look forward to working with him to open new doors for America’s 28 million small businesses,” said Chairman Chabot. “Mr. Mnuchin’s strong background in finance gives him a keen understanding of and appreciation for the ... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Statement on Senate Confirmation of Tom Price as HHS Secretary
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) made the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Congressman Tom Price as the 23rd Secretary of Health and Human Services. “Since Dr. Price first arrived in Congress, he has been a dear friend, indispensable colleague and one of the leading conservative voices on health care policy,” said Chairman Chabot. “As a physician and as a legislator, Tom has always put the care and wellness of patients first and foremo... Read more

  • "Actually, we got less..."
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Improving the Health Care Marketplace for Small Businesses House GOP’s “Better Way” Health Care Plan Discussed at SBC Hearing WASHINGTON – Small business owners and experts told Members of the House Small Business Committee today that Obamacare has made the health insurance marketplace worse for the owners and employees of America’s 28 million small businesses. In the Committee’s first hearing of the 115th Congress, witnesses explained how replacement proposals crafted by House Republicans could... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Statement on Trump Executive Actions on Financial Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) made the following statement about President Donald J. Trump’s executive actions on financial regulations. “President Trump’s executive actions set the stage for rolling back some of the most harmful parts of Dodd-Frank that have hit small businesses worst and first,” said Chairman Chabot. “This is an important first step that will surely help as Congress works to improve access to capital for small businesses and remedy ... Read more

  • Chabot Backs House Action to End the Small Business Blacklist Now
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Click Image to View Chairman Chabot's Remarks on the House Floor WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) took to the House floor today in support of H.J. Res. 37, a measure to undo the Obama administration’s controversial “blacklisting” rule which barred many small businesses from competing for federal contracts. “The blacklisting rule will force innocent small businesses to settle unproven claims, disclose commercially sensitive information to their competitor... Read more

  • Chabot Statement on Senate Confirmation of Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) made the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Elaine L. Chao as the 18th United States Secretary of Transportation. “Elaine Chao understands that long-term infrastructure investment is absolutely vital to the future of small businesses,” said Chairman Chabot. “Strong, safe roads and bridges do more than just connect our communities, they keep doors open for small businesses in Ohio and across the nation. I ... Read more