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  • 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

  • Chairman Chabot Lays out Vision for Small Business Committee in 2016
    Posted in Op-Eds on January 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    Policymakers Must Match Resolve of Entrepreneurs in 2016 The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship By Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) 2015 was a testament to the strength and resilience of America’s entrepreneurs. 2016 will be a challenge to policymakers to match their resolve with bold leadership, creative solutions and meaningful reforms. Chairman Chabot As Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I have worked with Members of Congress from both sides of the... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot in The Hill: Tax Reform for America's Small Businesses
    Posted in Op-Eds on December 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    A great gift idea: Tax reform By Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) December 10, 2015 The Hill Nobody has more at stake in the tax reform debate than America’s small-business owners. As chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I am fully committed to making sure their voices are heard. There are over 28 million small businesses in America today, which employ half of all working Americans and are responsible for creating seven out of every 10 new jobs. These economic powerhouses pay 42 percen... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot on FoxNews.com: When small businesses succeed, America succeeds
    Posted in Op-Eds on November 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Chairman Chabot on FoxNews.com: When small businesses succeed, America succeeds November 27, 2015 Three guys walk into a Small Business Administration regional office – a shopkeeper, a rancher and an app developer. No, that’s not the set-up for a bad joke. It’s a useful way of thinking about how policymakers must expand our understanding of small business in the 21st Century. Only by clearly understanding and appreciating the changing face of small business in America can we enact meaningful ref... Read more

  • Chabot in Cincinnati Enquirer: Celebrate, Support our Small Businesses
    Posted in Op-Eds on November 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    Celebrate, Support our Small Businesses Cincinnati Enquirer Nov. 27, 2015 U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, a Westwood Republican, is chairman of the House Committee on Small Business. “We’ve come a long way in less than a decade and one thing’s for sure, Ohio is flyover country no more.” When local tech entrepreneur Chris Ostoich said those words to the House Small Business Committee last week, it certainly wasn’t news to me. Since I became chairman of the Small Business Committee earlier this year, I’ve... Read more

  • The Rise of Entreprenuerial Communities
    Posted in Op-Eds on October 5, 2015 | Preview rr

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