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  • Obama Executive Orders: A Crushing Burden on Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Workplace Issues, Oversight

    Small Contractors Say New Red Tape Pushing Them Out of Markets WASHINGTON – Today members of the small business community told Congress that President Obama’s executive orders are preventing small businesses from competing for federal contracts, raising costs for the taxpayers while killing jobs and economic growth. Today’s joint hearing of two subcommittees of the House Small Business Committee comes as House Republicans are offering a policy agenda to reduce the regulatory burden on small bus... Read more

  • @HouseSmallBiz and #SubEnergyPower Press EPA on Rules Limiting Refrigerants
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Technology

    Chabot and Olson Concerned with proposed rule’s impact on American businesses and consumers WASHINGTON, DC – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and House Energy and Power Subcommittee Vice Chairman Pete Olson (R-TX)today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy requesting information related to the legality, cost, and feasibility of the agency’s proposed rule restricting several hydrofluorocarbon (HFCs) refrigerants in residenti... Read more

  • 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