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  • Chabot on Nomination of Althea Coetzee as Deputy Administrator of the SBA
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight

    WASHINGTON—Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) made the following statement upon the announcement of President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Rear Admiral Althea Coetzee to serve as Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). “Allie Coetzee’s distinguished record in the U.S. Navy is the remarkable foundation for the innovative and entrepreneurial approach she has since brought to making local, state, and federal government entities work better on behalf ... Read more

  • The Future of America’s Small Family Farms
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America

    Dodd-Frank, Death Tax and the Regulatory Assault on Small Family Farms WASHINGTON – Small family farmers told the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade today that capital access restrictions, the death tax and overregulation pose significant challenges to the future of America’s family farms. “Small farms have always been a part of our nation’s fabric, and it cannot be stressed enough that the small family farm is a small family business,” said Subcommi... Read more

  • Making Washington Work for America’s Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Health, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Small Business Owners Sound Off on Obamacare, Regulations, Taxes WASHINGTON – Today small business owners told the House Small Business Committee that Obamacare’s mandates, as well as overregulation and the current tax code, are having a devastating effect on their businesses, employees and customers. “These issues are important because too often, small businesses get the short end of the stick which is counterproductive to the economic health of our nation,” explained House Small Business Comm... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Hails House Passage of Small Business Health Fairness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) took to the House floor today in strong support of H.R. 1101, the Small Business Health Fairness Act. The measure was approved by a vote of 236 to 175 in the House and now advances to the U.S. Senate. VIDEO: Chairman Chabot Speaks in Support of H.R. 1101 “For virtually any one of us in this Chamber, it can be said that hundreds of thousands of our constituents depend on small businesses for their livelihoods. They’ve been... Read more

  • Cafeteria Plans: A Menu of Non-Options for Small Business Owners
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON – Experts told a Subcommittee of the House Small Business Committee today that millions of American small business owners and employees are barred from using a popular provision of the tax code that would enable them to save on important expenses such as insurance premiums, medical costs and dependent care. “Cafeteria plans are available across the board to large and mid-size companies, non-profits, schools, universities, and the federal government,” said Subcommittee on Economic Grow... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Examines SBA’s 7(a) Loan Program
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    Popular Program Helps Entrepreneurs Access Early Capital WASHINGTON – Today the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations examined the successes of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 7(a) loan program, as well as potential opportunities to strengthen and improve the program. The 7(a) loan program is the SBA’s most common loan program, which made 64,000 loans in FY2015, totaling $24.1 billion. Today’s hearing was the first in a series o... Read more

  • Small Business Cybersecurity: Coordinating Federal Resources
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    60% of Small Businesses Close Within Six Months of a Cyber Attack WASHINGTON – Experts told the House Small Business Committee today that the federal government must do a better job coordinating federal resources to protect America’s 28 million small businesses from growing and varied cybersecurity threats. “A cyber attack can have serious consequences, not only for small businesses, but also their customers, employees, and business partners,” said Chairman Chabot. “Sixty percent of small busine... Read more

  • Chabot Statement on ZTE’s $1 Billion Settlement
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade, Technology

    Small Business Cybersecurity Hearing Set for TOMORROW WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) made the following statement on the announcement that a Chinese cellphone equipment company will plead guilty to charges that it violated sanctions restricting technology sales to Iran. The announcement from the Departments of Commerce and Justice that the company, ZTE, will pay a $1 billion settlement to the U.S. government comes the day before the Small Business Comm... Read more

  • Blacklisting Rule Reversal Clears Senate
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Measure to Undo Obama-Era Rule Heads to President Trump's Desk WASHINGTON- House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) made the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to pass H.J. Res 37, agreeing with the House’s disapproval of the Obama Administration’s controversial “blacklisting” rule which barred many small businesses from competing for federal contracts. "When the federal government contracts with small businesses, the American taxpayer saves money and communiti... Read more

  • Learning from History: Committee Examines HUBZone Program @ 20
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON – As the Small Business Administration’s Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program approaches the 20 year anniversary of its establishment, experts told the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce today that the program faces significant challenges with certification and reporting. “When the HUBZone Program was first established, its goal was to create hope for ‘hundreds of thousands of underemployed or unemployed who long ago thoug... Read more