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  • Chabot Op-Ed in Masonry Magazine: Cutting Red Tape, Building for the Future
    Posted in Op-Eds on October 1, 2015 | Preview rr

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  • Chabot: Small Businesses Need Trade Priorities and Accountability from Washington
    Posted in Op-Eds on June 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    Chabot: Small Businesses Need Trade Priorities and Accountability from Washington As seen in the Washington Examiner Ninety-nine percent of American companies are actually small businesses, and they employ over half of the entire American workforce. When you stop and consider the fact that only two out of every 100 of those companies participate in international trade, it's obvious we're just not thinking big enough anymore. The Trade Priorities and Accountability Act doesn't just help us think... Read more

  • Answering the Small Business SOS
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 8, 2015 | Preview rr

    Answering the Small Business SOS REP. STEVE CHABOT • MAY 8, 2015 This is National Small Business Week, a great time to consider the role small businesses play in communities across America and their invaluable place at the center of the American economy. With small businesses accounting for more than half of our GDP and comprising over 99 percent of America’s employers, it’s clear the future of our small businesses is the future of America. Often, the biggest hurdle a small business faces is sim... Read more

  • Small Businesses Deserve More Than 'Functionally Obsolete'
    Posted in Op-Eds on April 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    Small Businesses Deserve More Than 'Functionally Obsolete' By Rep. Steve Chabot April 17, 2015 Roll Call We’re still in the first days of spring, but I know one of the highlights of the summer for me and for my district is going to be Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game at Great American Ballpark on the Cincinnati riverfront. Not only are baseball fans gearing up for this fun tradition, but the countless small businesses that support the sports industry as a whole, and the city of Cincinnati,... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot's Commentary on CNBC.com: The big problem with taxes on small business
    Posted in Op-Eds on April 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    Chairman Chabot's Commentary on CNBC.com: The big problem with taxes on small business Original Article It's here. A day that nobody looks forward to. A day when we have to reach into our pockets and cut a check for Uncle Sam: Tax Day. While it has never been the most popular day of the year, somehow, Tax Day – and all of the stress, labor, and money that go into preparing for it —has gotten worse, particularly for family businesses and entrepreneurs. Every year Americans spend 6.1 billion hour... Read more

  • Chabot in Inc.com: Why Small Business Is the Key to Our Economy
    Posted in Op-Eds on March 4, 2015 | Preview rr

    Why Small Business Is the Key to Our Economy Small businesses are failing faster than they're starting up. Here's why that needs to change--and what we can do to make it happen. BY STEVE CHABOT Chairman, House Committee on Small Business@HouseSmallBiz Running a small business is a tough job. As any entrepreneur knows, you often wear many hats. No matter your title, at some point you will act as your own tax accountant, marketing executive, regulatory expert, fundraiser, and human resources supe... Read more

  • Live Long and Prosper – Unless You’re a Small Business
    Posted in Op-Eds on March 3, 2015 | Preview rr

    Live Long and Prosper – Unless You’re a Small Business SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE • MARCH 3, 2015 The famous words of the late Leonard Nimoy’s space adventurer Spock speak to the goals – but not necessarily the reality – of today’s small businesses. We all want small businesses to live long and prosper – that means jobs. It means vibrant communities. It means the ladder of opportunity is within reach for more Americans. And while this has been the case for most our nation’s history – new data pain... Read more

  • Small Business, Regulations, and Super Bowl 49
    Posted in Op-Eds on February 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    Whether you’re a Seahawk still soured by the near victory, a Patriot glowing in the aftermath of the big win, or a loyalist to some other team scheming about next season, there is one thing football fans of all stripes should cheer for – our small businesses. Like the Brady-Belichick relationship, American families and small business go hand-in-hand. They make each other better. When Main Street wins, American families win. And small businesses churn out some big stats. For example, did you kno... Read more

  • Lifting Up American Families With Smarter, Less Burdensome Regulations
    Posted in Op-Eds on February 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Lifting Up American Families With Smarter, Less Burdensome Regulations By Steve Chabot Feb. 4, 2015 Roll Call America’s small businesses are the way millions of families get ahead in life. Small businesses employ about half of all working Americans, and create 2 of every 3 new job opportunities. These small businesses do their best to provide services to their communities and good wages for their employees. On average, however, they’re also shouldering a cost of about $11,000 per employee just t... Read more

  • Why isn't the Senate taking up innovation bill?
    Posted in Op-Eds on August 11, 2014 | Preview rr

    Why isn't the Senate taking up innovation bill? ​By Chairman Sam Graves When folks hear the term "start-up," all sorts of images are easily conjured in one's mind. You think of energetic young people in Silicon Valley or maybe Boston or Austin creating new innovative businesses; like Facebook or Twitter — hip tech companies with new ideas that seemingly came out of nowhere and now are integral parts of our lives. The good news is this is only part of the story. As Chairman of the House Small Bu... Read more