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  • Chairman Chabot in The Hill: Business accelerators: Entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Technology

    Business accelerators: Entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) The Hill May 3, 2017 In National Statuary Hall, located in the heart of the U.S. Capitol building, there is a statue of the great American innovator, Thomas Alva Edison. It was placed there by my fellow Ohioans in recognition of the life work of one of our state’s native sons. The statue depicts Edison holding his most famous invention, which changed the world and illuminates the world to this day: the light... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot in Fox News Opinion: The Small Business Case for Obamacare Repeal and Replace
    Posted in Op-Eds on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Rep. Chabot: The small business case for the repeal and replace of ObamaCare By Rep. Steve Chabot February 13, 2017 “Actually, we got less…” That’s how Tom Secor, a small businessman from Ohio,respondedwhen the top Democrat on the House Small Business Committee insisted he gotmorehealth insurance options under ObamaCareat a hearing last week. “We had one carrier that was willing to offer insurance, that’s what our insurance agent told us,” he explained. “Fewer and fewer small businesses, especi... Read more

  • Chabot in Forbes: For Small Business Saturday, A Plan For Regulatory Easing
    Posted in Op-Eds on November 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    For Small Business Saturday, A Plan For Regulatory Easing By Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) November 23, 2016 Forbes Opinion America’s 28 million small businesses are the keystone of our economy. This weekend, we will celebrate Small Business Saturday, an opportunity to recognize America’s entrepreneurs and rededicate ourselves to helping them prosper. We can support them through our patronage and with good public policy that will help them achieve prosperity. Small businesses create nearly seven... Read more

  • Chabot on CNBC: Wells Fargo CEO Resignation Not Enough
    Posted in Op-Eds on October 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight

    Wells Fargo CEO Resignation Not Enough By Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) CNBC Opinion If Wells Fargo truly considers the resignation of CEO John Stumpf to be a first step towards regaining the trust of America's entrepreneurs, then there are countless more steps they must take to correct the damage their employees did to millions of Americans by creating fraudulent accounts in their names. As chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I have no higher priority than making sure that America's... Read more

  • Chabot in Cincinnati Enquirer: Abilities shine in small businesses
    Posted in Op-Eds on August 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Workplace Issues, Oversight

    Abilities shine in small businesses By Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) The Cincinnati Enquirer August 16, 2016 Small businesses are more than just the backbone of the American economy. They are also the heart and soul of our communities in Ohio and across the nation. As chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I have seen first-hand how small businesses are leading the way in expanding employment opportunities for Americans with intellectual or developmental disabilities and disorders. For ... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot in Defense News: Look to US Small Businesses to Supply War Fighters
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    Look to US Small Businesses to Supply War Fighters By Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) Defense News May 16, 2016 For 55 years, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been the primary way Congress meets its constitutional responsibility to “provide for the common defense.” As a vital national security policy bill, the NDAA has always provided our war fighters with the resources they need to defend the United States from the great and varied threats we face from adversaries around the word.... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot in Washington Examiner: Every Small Business Started As An Idea
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    Every Small Business Started As An Idea By Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) May 6, 2016 Every small business started as an idea. Each year, National Small Business Week gives us the perfect opportunity to celebrate the invaluable contribution America’s small businesses make to our economy and the ideas that made them possible. It is also an opportunity for Washington to refocus its efforts to help them thrive so they can do what they do best: create jobs and help grow our economy. As our Committee ... Read more

  • Chabot on FoxNews.com: Getting Government off the backs of America's 28 million small businesses
    Posted in Op-Eds on April 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Note: The House Committee on Small Business will hear from a panel of experts about the cost of regulatory burdens at a hearing this Thursday, April 14, 2016, titled Regulation: The Hidden Small Business Tax. My plan to get government off the backs of our 28 million small businesses By Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) President Ronald Reagan once remarked, “Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.” Too often, Washington tries to tell America’s entrepreneurs how to run ... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot: Reauthorize Key Small Business Programs
    Posted in Op-Eds on March 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    Note: House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) today introduced legislation to reauthorize two key programs to help America's small companies before they are set to expire next year. In an op-ed for The Hill, Chairman Chabot explained how early reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs will provide certainty and stability to American entrepreneurs. Reauthorize Key Small Business Programs By Chair... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot in INJO: How Congress Is Removing Obstacles For American Entrepreneurs
    Posted in Op-Eds on March 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Contracting

    How Congress Is Removing Obstacles For American Entrepreneurs By Chairman Steve Chabot March 7, 2016 I was recently reminded of an old story about Ohio’s legendary aviators, Wilbur and Orville Wright. The Wright Brothers hailed from just north of my district in Dayton and embodied the spirit of American entrepreneurship through their risk-taking, innovation and perseverance. When people asked them what made their machine fly, the Wright Brothers didn’t get into a physics lesson. They cut straig... Read more