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  • Committee Continues SBA Management Probe with Access to Capital Offices
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight

    VIEW HEARING HERE WASHINGTON - House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) continued the Committee's ongoing probe of management at the Small Business Administration (SBA) today with a hearing focused on the SBA's Access to Capital Offices. Today's panel examined the SBA's Office of Capital Access (OCA) and Office of Credit Risk Management (OCRM) and whether improvements within these Offices are necessary to ensure sufficient lender oversight and effectiveness in helping small... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Previews President Obama’s FINAL State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Oversight

    Under Obama, Small Businesses Get Hit Worst and First WASHINGTON - House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement about what he expects from President Obama’s final State of the Union address tonight: “Small business owners tell me a very different story than the one I expect President Obama to tell tonight. When President Obama circumvents Congress and takes executive action, small businesses get hit worst and they get hit first. From the unworkable,... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Reacts to President Obama's State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address: “President Obama used his last ever State of the Union address to try to divide the American people and those they have chosen to represent them. Tonight, I hoped to hear President Obama reach out to the elected representatives of the people and commit to working with us. Instead, he talked about the ways he plans to work a... Read more

  • Huelskamp Named Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access Subcommittee Chairman
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) today announced that Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) will serve as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access. “Congressman Huelskamp listens to his constituents first and foremost,” said Chairman Chabot. “That’s what small businesses need from their representatives in Washington, and that is what will make him a great leader for the Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access Subcommittee.” Huelskamp s... Read more

  • Lawmakers Press SBA Administrator on Mismanagement, IT Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight

    Chabot: “What we have here is a failure of confidence in the SBA” Agency Only Implemented 7 of 69 GAO Recommendations You can view today’s hearing with SBA Administrator Contreras-Sweet here. Today, members of the House Committee on Small Business pressed Maria Contreras-Sweet, the Administrator of United States Small Business Administration (SBA), on a recent GAO report detailing widespread mismanagement at the agency. “The ongoing problems at SBA, as GAO identified, span the entire breadth of ... Read more

  • Government Accountability Report Criticizes SBA Mismanagement
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight

    Agency Only Implemented 7 out of 69 GAO Recommendations Administrator Contreras-Sweet to Testify TOMORROW You can view video of the full hearing here Today an official from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) told the House Committee on Small Business that widespread mismanagement at the Small Business Administration (SBA) is affecting the agency’s ability to provide key services to America’s entrepreneurs. You can read the GAO’s full report here. Key quotes from today’s hearing below: “T... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Chairman Hails Passage of ObamaCare Repeal Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) praised legislation approved by the U.S. House today to repeal the heart of Obamacare. Passage of this sweeping bill comes days after the health care law’s onerous employer mandate went into effect for small businesses with as few as fifty full-time employees. The measure will now go to President Obama’s desk for his signature or veto. “For over five years, America’s small businesses have been paying the price for the Presi... Read more

  • Small Businesses on PATH to certainty
    Posted in Press Releases on December 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital

    WASHINGTON—America’s small businesses took a huge step toward the tax certainty they need today when the House of Representatives passed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act. The PATH Act contains several tax provisions that have long been major priorities for small businesses, including a permanent increase in Section 179 expensing, a permanent tax credit for research and development, and an extension of bonus depreciation—which allows businesses to depreciate certain equipment a... Read more

  • Small Businesses Benefit from Customs Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    WASHINGTON—Today, Congress finished its work on legislation to improve America’s customs and trade programs, opening more doors for the hundreds of thousands of small businesses who seek to export their goods. The final version of H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, included original text from H.R. 2587, a bill HouseSmall Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced earlier this year. These provisions aim to make various federal and state trade agen... Read more

  • Helping the Helpers: Empowering Small Business Advocates
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Today small federal contractors stressed to the House Small Business Committee the need to modernize and reform the federal rules for small business advocates so they can better advise and assist small companies who do business with the federal government. The diverse panel of stakeholders told the Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce that while some progress has been made, much more needs to be done to empower small business advocates such as the Procurement Center Representat... Read more