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  • Small Business Committee Holds Roundtable on Executive Orders
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Contracting, Workplace Issues

    WASHINGTON - Today, Members of the House Committee on Small Business heard from representatives of the small business community about the crushing impact of President Obama’s executive orders on America’s small businesses at a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill. The discussion was led by full Committee Steve Chabot (R-OH), Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Chairman Richard Hanna (R-NY) and Committee Member Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA). “It is clear from this morning’s discussions that the... Read more

  • Two Bills Helping Small Businesses Access Capital Approved by Financial Services Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    WASHINGTON—Two pieces of legislation led by Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) were approved by the Financial Services Committee yesterday and now await action by the House of Representatives. The Helping Angels Lead our Startups (HALOS) Act, introduced in February, and the Main Street Growth Act, introduced last week alongside Financial Services’s Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee Chairman Scott Garrett (R-NJ), both open doors for small busi... Read more

  • Innovation Nation: One Step Congress Can Take to Help Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Technology

    Committee Getting a “Jump Start” on Reauthorizing Two Key SBA Programs SBIR/STTR Help Small Firms Get New, Life-Saving Technology to Market WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) announced at a hearing that he will begin the process for reauthorizing two key programs administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help small firms perform research and development in the science and technology sectors. The Small Business Innovation Research ... Read more

  • Chabot: Small Biz Provides Quality to the Warfighter and Value to the Taxpayer
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Technology

    Chairman Testifies Before House Armed Services Committee on NDAA Click on Image to Watch Full Video of Chabot's Testimony WASHINGTON – House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) told members of the House Armed Services Committee that small businesses are vital to America’s national security because they foster competition and innovation, leading to better products and services for the U.S. military. Chabot urged his colleagues on the panel to incorporate H.R. 4341, the Defend... Read more

  • Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens Releases Mission Statement
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    From the Office of the Speaker: Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens Releases Mission Statement WASHINGTON – In advance of their first idea forum today, the chairs of the Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens released their mission statement. This mission statement, laying out the goals of the task force, marks the next step in the development of a bold, pro-growth agenda that Republicans will present to the country in the coming months. Republican leaders launched the development of th... Read more

  • Main Street Growth Act Opens Opportunities for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on February 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    New Legislation Improves Access to Capital for Small Businesses WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) has helped introduce legislation to give small companies new and improved opportunities to access key sources of capital to start and grow their business. H.R. 4638, the Main Street Growth Act, builds on some of the successes from the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (“JOBS”) Act of 2012 by better tailoring venture exchange opportunities for newer, small busines... Read more

  • Hotline Truths: Issues Raised by Recent Audits of Defense Contracting
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Oversight

    Audits Reveal Problems with DoD Subcontracting for Small Firms Small Business Committee Has Approved Bipartisan Reform Legislation WASHINGTON – Today an official from the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) told a Congressional subcommittee that two key Marine Corps commands failed to meet their legally-mandated requirements for small business subcontracting plans. The hearing comes as the House Committee on Small Business continues its efforts to help small firms better... Read more

  • Chabot Talks Empowering America’s Entrepreneurs at the National Press Club
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Small Business Committee Chairman Calls for Tax and Regulatory Reform Featured Speaker at Kauffman Foundation State of Entrepreneurship Address Click Image to Watch Video of Chairman Chabot's Full Speech WASHINGTON – House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) shared his vision for how tax and regulatory reforms can help small businesses and entrepreneurs in a major policy address at the National Press Club as part of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s State of Entrepreneu... Read more

  • Making International Trade Work for Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    98 percent of U.S. Goods-Exporting Firms are Small Businesses WASHINGTON – Members of the U.S. House Committee on Small Business pressed officials from the Departments of State and Commerce today about the challenges small firms are facing in navigating the Obama Administration’s Export Control Reform Initiative (ECRI). Today’s hearing was the second in a two-part series where Administration officials were asked to respond to problems identified by small business owners on yesterday’s panel. “I... Read more

  • Regulation Nation: Officials Talk Reducing Red Tape for Small Businesses at House Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    Regulation Nation: Officials Talk Reducing Red Tape for Small Businesses at House Hearing WASHINGTON – Today the Chief Counsel for Advocacy and the National Ombudsman from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) described to a panel of lawmakers the challenges posed by new federal regulations and enforcement actions reported to them by small firms. The hearing is the latest part of the Committee’s ongoing efforts to make the SBA work better for small businesses and reduce red tape for Amer... Read more