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  • Government Accountability Report Criticizes SBA Mismanagement
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight

    Agency Only Implemented 7 out of 69 GAO Recommendations Administrator Contreras-Sweet to Testify TOMORROW You can view video of the full hearing here Today an official from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) told the House Committee on Small Business that widespread mismanagement at the Small Business Administration (SBA) is affecting the agency’s ability to provide key services to America’s entrepreneurs. You can read the GAO’s full report here. Key quotes from today’s hearing below: “T... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Chairman Hails Passage of ObamaCare Repeal Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) praised legislation approved by the U.S. House today to repeal the heart of Obamacare. Passage of this sweeping bill comes days after the health care law’s onerous employer mandate went into effect for small businesses with as few as fifty full-time employees. The measure will now go to President Obama’s desk for his signature or veto. “For over five years, America’s small businesses have been paying the price for the Presi... Read more

  • Small Businesses on PATH to certainty
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital

    WASHINGTON—America’s small businesses took a huge step toward the tax certainty they need today when the House of Representatives passed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act. The PATH Act contains several tax provisions that have long been major priorities for small businesses, including a permanent increase in Section 179 expensing, a permanent tax credit for research and development, and an extension of bonus depreciation—which allows businesses to depreciate certain equipment a... Read more

  • Small Businesses Benefit from Customs Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    WASHINGTON—Today, Congress finished its work on legislation to improve America’s customs and trade programs, opening more doors for the hundreds of thousands of small businesses who seek to export their goods. The final version of H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, included original text from H.R. 2587, a bill HouseSmall Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced earlier this year. These provisions aim to make various federal and state trade agen... Read more

  • Helping the Helpers: Empowering Small Business Advocates
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Today small federal contractors stressed to the House Small Business Committee the need to modernize and reform the federal rules for small business advocates so they can better advise and assist small companies who do business with the federal government. The diverse panel of stakeholders told the Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce that while some progress has been made, much more needs to be done to empower small business advocates such as the Procurement Center Representat... Read more

  • Chabot Pitches Small Biz Investment at SBIR Expo on Capitol Hill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight

    WASHINGTON— Entrepreneurs from across the country showed Members of Congress and officials from the Small Business Administration firsthand how the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program makes their work possible at a special event on Capitol Hill this morning. Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH), who was joined at the event by Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) and SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, said: “In this era of globalization, making it easier for... Read more

  • Tax Certainty for America’s Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON – Today small business owners told the Small Business Committee about the need for tax reform and the importance of the tax extenders package to provide certainty for America’s small businesses. The panel of witnesses stressed to lawmakers that uncertainty over their tax liability makes it extremely difficult for them to plan for the coming year, hire new employees and grow their business. The hearing comes as the future of dozens of tax extenders remain in doubt. Several provisions, ... Read more

  • Better Roads for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives today passed the final version of H.R. 22, the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. “Strong, safe roads that connect our communities keep doors open for small business,” said Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “The reforms in this highway bill bring responsibility, flexibility, and innovation to the table as we, quite literally, build the future.” Earlier this year, the Small Business Committee held a hearing on why lon... Read more

  • Chabot Backs U.S. House Action to Protect Small Business from Outrageous EPA Power Grab
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    WASHINGTON – Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the U.S. House passed two joint resolutions disapproving of the Environmental Protection Agency’s unprecedented new rules to regulate carbon dioxide from U.S. power plants. The measures were passed by the U.S. Senate last month with bipartisan support and now go to President Obama’s desk for his signature or veto. “At a time when small businesses are being crushed by burdensome regulations and h... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Hosts Roundtable on Burdensome FCC Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America, Technology, Oversight

    WASHINGTON - Small Business Committee Members hosted a roundtable discussion on the impact of new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations and reporting requirements on rural telecommunications and broadband deployment for small firms. The discussion was led by Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology Chairwoman Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-American Samoa). “As we continue to work through the 114th Congress, it is my goal to ensure that we do all we can to assist tele... Read more