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  • Chairman Chabot calls Overtime Rule Delay a “Victory for Small Businesses”
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after a federal judge enjoined President Obama’s controversial executive order imposing costly new rules on how employers pay overtime to their workers. The nationwide preliminary injuction delays the December 1st implementation deadline, giving small employers more time to plan for and fight back against the burdensome new mandate. “Judge Mazzant’s injunction is a victory for America’s 28 milli... Read more

  • OVERSIGHT UPDATE: Committee Continues Probe of Wells Fargo Scandal
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) has demanded regular updates from Wells Fargo after the company admitted that thousands of accounts owned by small businesses were harmed by the improper sales practices of Wells Fargo employees. Chairman Chabot’s letter is a follow-up to official inquiries the Committee made last month to both Wells Fargo and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to determine the scandal’s impact on any Wells Fargo accounts associated w... Read more

  • House Republican Leaders Warn Administration Against “Midnight Regulations”
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and all Chairmen of the standing committees of the U.S. House of Representatives this evening warned the Obama Administration against enacting any last-minute rules and regulations in their final days in office. In their letter, addressed to the heads of all Cabinet departments and federal agencies, the House Republican leaders wrote: “Earlier this year, President Obama’s Chief ... Read more

  • Chabot, Velázquez Challenge OMB on Procurement Policy
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Ranking Member Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), wrote to the Office of Management and Budget criticizing the implementation of Category Management, a procurement policy that has been shown to negatively harm small businesses. “By moving ahead with its Category Management scam, OMB has decided to deny small businesses the ability to fully and fairly compete for federal contracts,” Chairman Chabot said. “I will continue to work... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Leaders Fight for Medicare Payments to Small Laboratories
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in asking Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell to review new Medicare regulations that may harm small medical laboratories and the senior citizens they serve. The letter was signed by several members of the Small Business Committee in response to concerns over the Department of Health and Human Services implementation of the... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Statement on Wells Fargo CEO Resignation
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement on the resignation of Wells Fargo CEO John G. Stumpf: “Mr. Stumpf’s resignation is a first step but there are countless more steps Wells Fargo must take to correct the damage their employees did to millions of Americans by creating fraudulent accounts in their names without their permission. The egregious nature of these actions cannot be overstated. The next step should be for Wells Fargo to fu... Read more

  • Davidson Named to Two Small Business Subcommittees
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON —Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) today announced that the Committee’s newest Member, Congressman Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) has been named to the Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access and the Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations. Chairman Chabot said, “Ohio has one of the most remarkable small business stories in the country, and Congressman Davidson and his family have been a part of that story. I... Read more

  • Chabot Demands Answers from Wells Fargo, SBA on Fake Account Scandal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight

    Small Businesses May Have Been Penalized for Accounts They Never Opened WASHINGTON –Today, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) sent letters to Maria Contreras-Sweet, the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and John G. Stumpf, the Chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo, pressing for information about how small businesses may have been harmed by fraudulent accounts created by Wells Fargo employees. Wells Fargo is the single largest participant in SBA’s ... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Introduces Small Business Saturday Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Members of the House Small Business Committee have joined together to lead the introduction of a bipartisan House resolution to recognize the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 26th, as “Small Business Saturday.” “America’s small businesses, entrepreneurs, and innovators need to be assured that we are fighting on their behalf, and that they have a voice in Washington.” Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) said. “Support for America’s small businesses reaches beyo... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Continues to Press FCC for Answers on Small Business Broadband
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON –House Small Business Committee leaders followed up today after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) failed to respond to their bipartisan concerns about the impact of new proposed broadband regulations on America’s small businesses. The Committee wrote to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler in August requesting answers about the negative economic impact of new FCC privacy proposals on small Broadband Internet Access Service (BIAS) providers. As noted in the letter, the FCC has failed to ... Read more