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  • "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

  • Chabot Statement on PACE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2015 | Preview rr

    The House of Representatives this afternoon passed H.R. 1624, the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act, offered by Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY). The PACE Act ensures that small businesses of between 51 and 100 employees do not fall into a new, costlier health insurance category as they are currently scheduled to do under the Affordable Care Act on January 1, 2016. “Once again, the Affordable Care Act has proven its name was a harsh joke on American families and small busi... Read more

  • Chabot Statement on Speaker Boehner
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) said the following today after Speaker John Boehner's announcement that he will retire next month: "John led the People’s House during trying times, and he did so with honor and class. From sweeping floors in his dad’s bar to hosting the Pope, John’s career stands as a case study in the American dream. Read more

  • Dodd-Frank is Crippling Small Lenders
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - The House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access held a hearing today to examine the impact of Dodd-Frank on small lenders in the 5 years since its enactment. “Dodd-Frank is a failure that is crippling small lenders under the weight of its regulations,” said Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “Today’s hearing was a critical step in the fight to improve access to capital for small businesses, by reducing the burden this... Read more

  • Lucky Number 13
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    Lucky number 13. That’s what small contractors got this week with President Obama’s Labor Day Executive Order. Since taking office, President Obama has issued 13 executive orders directed at federal contractors.These orders have resulted in 16 new regulations so far, with more to come. Collectively, these new edicts are placing tremendous pressure on our country’s industrial base – particularly on small contractors – at a time when they can least afford it. Just last month, a group of trade asso... Read more

  • Local Accelerator, National Recognition
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2015 | Preview rr

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  • "The REINS Act forces government to think before it acts."
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2015 | Preview rr

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  • House, Senate Small Business Leaders Applaud Passage of Veterans Entrepreneurship Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    House, Senate Small Business Leaders Applaud Passage of Veterans Entrepreneurship Act Final Version of H.R. 2499 Waives 7(a) Fees for Veterans; Ensures Loan Guarantees through the End of Fiscal Year; Instates Preventative Measures at No Additional Cost WASHINGTON—House and Senate Small Business Committee leaders this evening applauded passage of the final version of H.R. 2499, the Veterans Entrepreneurship Act of 2015. The bill, which waives upfront fees for veterans applying for 7(a) express l... Read more

  • How Tax Compliance Obligations Hinder Small Business Growth
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2015 | Preview rr

    How Tax Compliance Obligations Hinder Small Business Growth WASHINGTON—A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on the burden small businesses face in complying with the increasingly complex tax code gave Small Business Committee Members, tax experts, and small business leaders much to examine in today’s full committee hearing. The report, commissioned by the Small Business Committee in 2013 to examine how characteristics of a small business affect its compliance process and burdens ... Read more

  • House Committee Chairmen Call for Withdrawal of Administration’s Harmful, Unnecessary Blacklisting Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on July 15, 2015 | Preview rr

    House Committee Chairmen Call for Withdrawal of Administration’s Harmful, Unnecessary Blacklisting Proposal WASHINGTON – Republican leaders of three congressional committees today wrote to the Department of Labor and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council to call for the withdrawal of the administration’s proposed blacklisting guidance and regulation. Expressing concern over the anticipated harmful consequences of the proposal, leaders on the Education and the Workforce Committee, Oversight... Read more