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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chabot: Small Biz Provides Quality to the Warfighter and Value to the Taxpayer
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Technology

    Chairman Testifies Before House Armed Services Committee on NDAA Click on Image to Watch Full Video of Chabot's Testimony WASHINGTON – House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) told members of the House Armed Services Committee that small businesses are vital to America’s national security because they foster competition and innovation, leading to better products and services for the U.S. military. Chabot urged his colleagues on the panel to incorporate H.R. 4341, the Defend... Read more

  • Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens Releases Mission Statement
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    From the Office of the Speaker: Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens Releases Mission Statement WASHINGTON – In advance of their first idea forum today, the chairs of the Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens released their mission statement. This mission statement, laying out the goals of the task force, marks the next step in the development of a bold, pro-growth agenda that Republicans will present to the country in the coming months. Republican leaders launched the development of th... Read more

  • Main Street Growth Act Opens Opportunities for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on February 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    New Legislation Improves Access to Capital for Small Businesses WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) has helped introduce legislation to give small companies new and improved opportunities to access key sources of capital to start and grow their business. H.R. 4638, the Main Street Growth Act, builds on some of the successes from the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (“JOBS”) Act of 2012 by better tailoring venture exchange opportunities for newer, small busines... Read more