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  • “UTTER HORROR”: What Happens When Small Business Suffers a Cyberattack
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Workplace Issues, Technology, Oversight

    Committee Hears Harrowing Story about Small Biz Cybersecurity Expert: Could Be Used as Conduit to Attack Gov’t Systems WASHINGTON – Today, a small business owner from Maine shared his harrowing personal experience as the victim of a cyberattack with members of the House Committee on Small Business. At the hearing, expert witnesses also told lawmakers that increased, sophisticated cyberattacks pose a threat to both small businesses and the federal government. “The owners, employees and customers... Read more

  • House Passes Five Bipartisan Bills to Help Small Business Thrive
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America, Contracting, Technology, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today approved five bipartisan bills to protect and provide opportunities for small businesses, save taxpayers money and promote greater accountability from the federal government. All five measures were spearheaded by the House Committee on Small Business and now move to the U.S. Senate for consideration. “Small businesses give us the majority of our new jobs,” said House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “These are just five of ... Read more

  • REGULATION NATION: The Hidden Small Business Tax
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Workplace Issues, Oversight

    Small Business Committee Calls for Cutting Red Tape on Small Biz Click to Read Chabot’s Op-Ed for FoxNews.com on Reducing Regulatory Burdens WASHINGTON – Days before the filing deadline for federal income taxes, members of the small business community told Congress that new government regulations are making it harder and more costly for small companies to start, grow and expand their business. Witnesses at today’s hearing described how new rules from the Obama administration are a “hidden tax” ... Read more

  • Treasury Department Meekly Withdraws Harmful Retirement Plan Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—The House Small Business Committee today welcomed the news that the Treasury Department has withdrawn a proposal that threatened retirement plans for millions of small business employees. The proposed rule would have resulted in increased costs for small businesses providing retirement plans for their workers. The announcement comes days after the Small Business Committee announced a hearing to examine the harmful impact of this proposal on small businesses. “The withdrawal of this pr... Read more

  • Lawmakers Press IRS Commissioner on Small Biz Tax Woes
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    Chabot: Complex Tax Laws “Steal Time and Money” from Small Biz Koskinen: We Have 1 Million Cyberattacks per day on IRS Systems VIDEO: Chabot Questions IRS Commissioner on Lax Cybersecurity, Risks to Small Biz WASHINGTON – As the federal income tax filing deadline approaches, members of the House Committee on Small Business pressed IRS Commissioner John Koskinen about the challenges facing small businesses as they try to navigate the complex, burdensome tax code. Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) que... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Leaders Urge Contracting Changes at Federal Agency
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – The Democratic and Republican leadership of the House Small Business Committee today wrote to the Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), criticizing how the agency’s procurement procedures impact small businesses. In their letter, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), the Ranking Democrat on the Committee and Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), the Chairman of the Committee, said a number of recent changes at GSA have made it more difficult for small firms to join the fede... Read more

  • 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