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  • Overregulation Killing Jobs and Growth in Rural America
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America

    Heartland Entrepreneurs Share their Stories with Congress WASHINGTON – Entrepreneurs from rural America today called for relief from overregulation as they shared their personal experiences with government red tape with a key Congressional subcommittee. Today’s hearing of the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access comes as House Republicans are offering a policy agenda to reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses as part of A Better Way to... Read more

  • Chabot Hails Passage of Accelerating Access to Capital Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Technology

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement about House passage of H.R. 2357, the Accelerating Access to Capital Act, legislation which will help entrepreneurs raise capital to start and grow their small businesses: “Access to capital remains a critical issue for America’s 28 million small businesses. Many of our existing laws and federal regulation make access to capital more difficult for small businesses than for large businesses. HR 2... Read more

  • SBA Leaves Committee with More Questions than Answers on HUBZones
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight

    Chairman Chabot Says Congress Must Approve Changes to Program WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) today expressed concern that the Small Business Administration (SBA) has failed to improve a federal program that aids small business development in economically distressed areas. Chairman Chabot also admonished the SBA that Congress and the Committee must approve all changes to the Historically Underutilized Business Zone or “HUBZone” program in order to ensure... Read more

  • Chabot: Obama Administration’s Final Blacklisting Rule As Bad as We Thought
    Posted in Press Releases on August 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Contracting

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement on the Obama administration’s final rule and guidance on the blacklisting of small contractors. “President Obama’s latest regulatory power grab should send a chill down the spine of every small contractor who does business with the federal government. At a time when we should be doing all we can to encourage small businesses to compete for federal contracts, this new red tape will discourage com... Read more

  • Small Biz is Out of This World
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Technology

    Curbelo Hearing Spotlights Importance of Small Companies to NASA WASHINGTON – Today small business owners told a key Congressional subcommittee that their companies and others like them play a vital role in meeting the needs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).Witnesses and lawmakers also discussed ways to strengthen and improve the critical partnership between small companies and NASA as the agency prepares to celebrate its 58th anniversary later this month. “Designing ... Read more

  • Committee Probes Foreign Cyber Attacks on U.S. Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Chabot: “Impacts both our national security and our economic security” WASHINGTON – Leading cybersecurity experts warned members of the House Small Business Committee today that American small businesses are at great and growing risk of cyberattacks from foreign hackers. Today’s hearing was part of the Committee’s ongoing effort to spotlight the cyber security threats faced by America’s 28 million small businesses and develop solutions to combat the threat. “Small business cyber security has be... Read more

  • One Size Does Not Fit All
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Workplace Issues

    Layoffs, Benefit Cuts Coming Soon Due to Obama Overtime Rule WASHINGTON – As the December 1, 2016 compliance deadline for the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule rapidly approaches, traditional small businesses, technology start-ups, and other small employers told the House Small Business Committee today that they may soon be forced to layoff workers, reduce benefits and lower wages to cover the costs of the new federally-mandated requirements. “The DOL has heralded this rule as a long-over... Read more

  • “FEAR FACTORS" : IRS Audits Used to Intimidate Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Today small business owners and advocates told a key Congressional subcommittee that increasingly aggressive audit tactics by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have been used to intimidate small companies, creating an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty in the small business community. “In the administration of the tax code, the IRS has dual roles: collection and enforcement,” said Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access Chairman Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) in his opening ... Read more

  • Committee Holds Small Business Owners Roundtable on Cutting Government Red Tape
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Job Creators Tell Committee Members: DOL Overtime Rule Bad for Their Businesses WASHINGTON – Today, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) held a roundtable discussion with small business owners from across the country on how their businesses and workers will be harmed by the new overtime rule issued by theDepartment of Labor last month. Committee members and entrepreneurs discussed how the Obama Administration’s pattern of regulatory overreach has created an atmosphere of u... Read more

  • A Better Way to Grow Our Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Energy, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America, Contracting

    Third Plank of Bold Agenda Includes More Than 100 Ideas to Tackle Excessive Regulations, Develop American Energy, and Promote Financial Independence From the Office of the Speaker: WASHINGTON—Today, House Republicans unveiled a plan to grow our economy by tackling excessive regulations, developing American energy, and promoting financial independence for people who work hard and do the right thing. It is our vision for a Confident America that is the best place in the world to live, work, build... Read more