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  • Small Business Committee Examines Challenges Facing Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce held a joint hearing with the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations to examine the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) verification program for veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB) and service-disabled veteran owned small businesses (SDVOSB). This hearing follows up on a 2013 joint subcommittee hearing that examined the challenges facing SDVOSBs seeking federal contracts using b... Read more

  • Chabot Introduces Legislation To Improve Seasonal Work Visa Program
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2015 | Preview rr

    Washington – Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) on Wednesday introduced legislation to reform the H-2B seasonal guestworker program and make it easier for employers to meet their labor force demands during peak periods by increasing the availability of temporary visas for seasonal workers. Joining Chabot as original cosponsors of the legislation, H.R. 3918, the Strengthen Employment And Seasonal Opportunities Now (or SEASON) Act, are House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Good... Read more

  • Chabot: GAO's Findings on Leadership at SBA "Concerning"
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Last week, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a 134-page report detailing new concerns about leadership and management at the Small Business Administration (SBA). Upon reviewing the report, Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) said the following: “The members of the Small Business Committee take our oversight responsibilities seriously because this government is supposed to serve the people—never the other way around. The findings of thi... Read more

  • NDAA Veto Puts Small Business Programs in “Limbo”
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce met to examine the Mentor-Protégé programs administered by the Small Business Administration and the Department of Defense. Mentor-Protégé programs are designed to partner small businesses with established mentors in order to improve the protégé’s ability to win and successfully perform on contracts and subcontracts. The President’s veto of the FY 16 National Defense Authorization Act has left the future of th... Read more

  • Veto of NDAA "Senseless and Reckless"
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2015 | Preview rr

    Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) responded to President Obama’s veto of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act with the following statement: “President Obama has made some irresponsible decisions over the past seven years, but his veto of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act is one of the worst. Failing to provide for our troops only days after his announcement that so many will continue to serve in Afghanistan is both senseless and reckless,” said Chairman Chabo... Read more

  • Defending Small Business with 21st Century Energy Policies
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2015 | Preview rr

    During debate on the House floor over H.R. 702, Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) championed the benefits that lifting the ban on oil exports would have for small businesses. "The untold story of this ban is how it's hurting small businesses," said Chabot. "If America is going to lead the world in energy production, let's not leave one hand tied behind our back." Earlier this summer, the Small Business Committee held one of the first hearings on the subject of how lifting th... Read more

  • Chabot Statement on WOTUS Ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals blocked implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the United States rule. Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) issued the following statement in response to the decision: “Few rules have been as far-reaching and as threatening as this EPA power grab. If implemented, family businesses and farmers would be left to sort out a bureaucratic mess and deal with new costs and liabilities. They can breathe a sigh of ... Read more

  • Committee Examines Impact of Flawed DOL Regulation
    Posted in Press Releases on October 8, 2015 | Preview rr

    Today, the Small Business Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations examined the consequences of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule. The Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy has criticized the Department of Labor for vastly underestimating the “small business compliance costs” and for not considering numerous “key small entities affected by the rule.” “This rule does not recognize the geographic diversity of the American economy,” said Subcommittee Chairm... Read more

  • Small Businesses Achieve Victory with Final Passage of NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2015 | Preview rr

    Small businesses that create jobs and save taxpayer dollars by contracting with the federal government scored a victory today with final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2016. The final version of the legislation, approved by the House of Representatives today, includes several provisions offered by the Small Business Committee that open doors for small businesses through the contracting and procurement opportunities. “The National Defense Authorization Act for 2016 r... Read more

  • "An Executive Order in Search of a Problem"
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON- Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce and Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations held a joint hearing to examine the ramifications of Executive Order 13,673, commonly known as the Administration’s blacklisting proposal. The United States Department of Labor and Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council’s implementation of this order threatens to “blacklist” small businesses from competing for federal contracts. While ... Read more