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  • ICYMI: Who’s in-charge of overseeing the SBA? An Interview With Chairman Chabot
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on June 19, 2015 | Preview rr

    Who’s in-charge of overseeing the SBA? An Interview With Chairman Chabot by Marc Prosser The House Small Business Committee oversees the Small Business Administration. Recently, the Committee acquired a new Chairman, Congressman Steve Chabot of Ohio. While new to the chairmanship, Congressman Chabot has been serving on the Committee for 19 years. I had the chance to interview the Chairman on a late Friday afternoon. As I am not a reporter from a big national publication or a local Ohio news out... Read more

  • Chabot: Small Businesses Need Trade Priorities and Accountability from Washington
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on June 10, 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

  • ICYMI: Despite Birthday Celebrations, the Blistering Truth About Obamacare and Small Businesses
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on March 23, 2015 | Preview rr

    ICYMI: Despite Birthday Celebrations, the Blistering Truth About Obamacare and Small Businesses WASHINGTON - In the lead-up to the Obama administration's self-congratulatory celebration of the 5th anniversary of Obamacare today, national newspapers this weekend published a blistering account from the Associated Press of the law's crippling affect on American small businesses. Highlights from the report: “Complying with the health care law is costing small businesses thousands of dollars that the... Read more

  • Washington Post: Meet Congress’s new small business leaders
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on February 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    Washington Post: Meet Congress’s new small business leaders Rep. Steve Chabot can empathize with small business owners. Before launching his political career – and between his two stints in Congress – the Ohio Republican and seasoned attorney owned and ran his own law practice in Cincinnati. “We were a small storefront law office, and we had to deal with all the things that come with running a business,” Chabot said in a recent interview on the Hill. “I have seen firsthand the challenges that ar... Read more

  • Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on January 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot speaking in favor of his bill to craft smarter, less burdensome regulations during its markup at the Judiciary Committee. More than 150 small business and citizen groups support H.R. 527. Read their letter of support! Read more

  • ICYMI: Graves Expresses Disappointment In Latest SHOPs Delay
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on November 27, 2013 | Preview rr

    Click HERE to read House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves's press statement expressing disappointment at the latest Small Business Health Option Program (SHOPs) delay. Associated Press:Health Law Business Insurance Site Delayed 1 Year By Carla Johnson The Obama administration is delaying yet another aspect of the health care law, putting off until next November the launch of an online health insurance marketplace for small businesses. The series of delays was seized upon by Rep. Sam ... Read more

  • ObamaCare Glitches and Rate Hikes Create More Problems For Small Businesses
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on October 24, 2013 | Preview rr

    Since the opening of Obamacare enrollment earlier this month, small business owners have been frustrated by the well-publicized problems with the rollout and increases in health care costs. These problems further add to the uncertainty around the law and follow a series of delays and confusion dating back to the spring. Here is what small business owners have told us through the Committee’s interactive website “Small Biz Open Mic” about the impact of the problems on their businesses. __________... Read more

  • Obamacare Enrollment Day: More Broken Promises
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on October 1, 2013 | Preview rr

    Obamacare Enrollment Day: More Broken Promises By Chairman Sam Graves The president’s health care law is being implemented over the objections of the American people and in defiance of common sense. There are no longer any doubts: The cost is too high, the promises are hollow, the planning is poor and the administration is not ready, despite three years to prepare. The consequences are grim for small businesses and many of their employees. Last Thursday, the administration announced another mis... Read more

  • Small Businesses Support The Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2013
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on September 18, 2013 | Preview rr

    Today, the House Small Business Committee will mark up the bipartisan Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2013. The bill has the support of 125 business and manufacturing groups and will help ensure a more thorough regulatory process that benefits small businesses. Here is what small business owners have told the Committee at hearings and through the Committee’s interactive website “Small Biz Open Mic” about the impact of federal regulations on their companies. __________________________... Read more

  • Small Businesses Are Still Burdened By Obamacare, Even With A Delay
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on July 11, 2013 | Preview rr

    Small Businesses Are Still Burdened By Obamacare, Even With A Delay Business Owner: “The law has to be repealed or substantially changed” Yesterday, White House press secretary Jay Carney said during his daily press briefing that those who suggested delaying the Obamacare employer mandate was unusual were "willfully ignorant about past precedent." He also said, "It's just not — it's not serious." Maybe so many Americans think it’s unusual because there have been so many delays. Last week’s deci... Read more