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  • House Passes Chairman Chabot’s Bill to Help Startups Access Early Capital
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    HALOS Act Wins Bipartisan Support, Advances to U.S. Senate Watch Chairman Chabot’s full remarks HERE. WASHINGTON – The U.S. House has passed Small Business Committee Chairman Chabot’s bipartisan legislation to help startup companies access early capital. H.R. 79, the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act, was passed by a vote of 344 to 73. “One popular way small businesses connect with angel investors is through ‘demo days,’” said Chairman Chabot (R-Ohio). “These exciting events are spons... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot on Passage of REINS Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement upon House passage of H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act: "The regulatory impact of the Obama Administration on small businesses has been devastating,” said Chairman Chabot. “The REINS Act takes a giant step in returning power to the American people and making the Washington bureaucracy accountable to them.” The REINS Act would send new rules that will ha... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Introduces Bill to Help Startups Access Early Capital
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    WASHINGTON – As the 115th Congress gets to work, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) introduced H.R. 79, the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act. Identified as a way to create opportunities for new entrepreneurs in House Republicans’ Better Way plan for the economy, this bill builds on a provision of the 2012 JOBS Act by allowing angel investor groups established by local governments, non-profits, universities and other organizations to host events designed to ... Read more

  • House Moves to Stop Obama’s “Midnight Regulations”
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement upon House passage of H.R. 21, the Midnight Rules Relief Act, legislation to give Congress the power to stop, with one vote, all last minute regulations issued by the Obama administration. “Over the last eight years, the Obama administration has gone on a regulatory rampage, issuing major rules that have cost over $100 billion annually,” said Chairman Chabot. “A disproportionate share of those ... Read more

  • A Better Way Begins Today
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act Introduced on Day 1 of New Congress WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) kicked off the 115th Congress by introducing H.R. 33, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2017. The bill forces federal regulators to craft smarter, less burdensome regulations that take into consideration their direct and reasonably foreseeable indirect economic effects, especially on small businesses. “Sm... Read more

  • 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