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  • Chairman Chabot on Signing of 2016 NDAA: America’s small businesses can bring quality to the warfighter and value to the taxpayer
    Posted in Press Releases on November 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    Chairman Chabot on Signing of 2016 NDAA: America’s small businesses can bring quality to the warfighter and value to the taxpayer WASHINGTON –Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after President Obama signed the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law. “While I was disappointed in the President’s initial decision to veto the NDAA, I am pleased that he has now approved this vitally important national security measure. The NDAA ha... Read more

  • Chabot & SBC Republicans to FCC: Leave Small Business Alone!
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology, Oversight

    Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and all twelve Republican Committee Members have sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler urging him to permanently exempt small businesses from the FCC’s burdensome Open Internet Order regulations. The letter was co-signed by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and every Republican member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. You can read the ... Read more

  • Fairness for American Farmers and Ranchers This Thanksgiving
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America, Contracting, Oversight

    Today, the Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade heard testimony on the need to reform the Small Business Administration (SBA) small business size standards for agriculture. A panel of stakeholders described to lawmakers how the SBA’s standards for determining which businesses qualify as small businesses put American farmers and ranchers at a serious disadvantage when competing for federal contracts and applying for SBA loans. The SBA’s current size standard fo... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Introduces Bipartisan Resolution to Mark Small Business Saturday
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Members of the Small Business Committee joined together to lead the introduction of a bipartisan House resolution recognizing the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 28th, as “Small Business Saturday.” “America’s small businesses need to know we are committed to doing everything we can to help them thrive so they can create jobs and boost economic growth,” Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) said. “Support for America’s small businesses transcends partisan politi... Read more

  • SBA’s ‘Fuzzy Math’ and Other Challenges for Small Contractors
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Oversight

    Today, the Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce examined continuing challenges for small contractors with a diverse panel of small business stakeholders with first-hand experience navigating federal contracting laws. The inconsistent and often inaccurate way the Small Business Administration (SBA) measures the allocation of federal contracts was a key topic of discussion. “Given the hundreds of billions in federal contract dollars at stake each year, ensuring that... Read more

  • Celebrating America's Entrepreneurs
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Washington - The Small Business Committee today spotlighted the contribution of entrepreneurs to America’s economy during a full committee hearing on National Entrepreneurs’ Day. The Committee heard from a diverse panel of entrepreneurs on how they were able to achieve the American Dream, creating jobs and spurring economic growth in the process. The panel also testified about the challenges of entrepreneurship. “At a time when business deaths are outnumbering business births, it is vitally impo... Read more

  • Chabot Statement on House Approval of the RISE after Disaster Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight, Disaster Assistance

    WASHINGTON – Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the U.S. House approved the Recovery Improvements for Small Entities After Disaster Act of 2015 (RISE After Disaster Act), sending the measure to President Obama’s desk for his signature: “When disasters strike, the last thing a small business needs is to have their recovery assistance delayed by unnecessary red tape and bureaucratic incompetence. This bipartisan legislation represents an import... Read more

  • Chabot: 2 new healthcare surveys continue to show Obamacare is "unacceptable" to small business
    Posted in Press Releases on November 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON - Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) said the following in response to two private surveys released this week on the burden of Obamacare on America's small businesses: "The results of the National Small Business Association and National Federation of Independent Business surveys released yesterday provide further evidence that Obamacare was poorly designed and horrendously implemented. It is unacceptable that small businesses and their employees continue to face hug... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Examines Challenges Facing Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce held a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations to examine the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) verification program for veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB) and service-disabled veteran owned small businesses (SDVOSB). This hearing follows up on a 2013 joint subcommittee hearing that examined the challenges facing SDVOSBs seeking federal contracts using b... Read more

  • Chabot Introduces Legislation To Improve Seasonal Work Visa Program
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2015 | Preview rr

    Washington – Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) on Wednesday introduced legislation to reform the H-2B seasonal guestworker program and make it easier for employers to meet their labor force demands during peak periods by increasing the availability of temporary visas for seasonal workers. Joining Chabot as original cosponsors of the legislation, H.R. 3918, the Strengthen Employment And Seasonal Opportunities Now (or SEASON) Act, are House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Good... Read more