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  • What Small Business Owners Are Saying About Obama's Regulatory Record
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 8, 2013 | Preview rr

    Small companies don’t have the resources that large corporations have to focus on regulatory compliance, and as a result, small businesses bear a regulatory cost that is 36% higher than large businesses. Ahead of today's committee hearing on this very topic, small business owners shared how current regulations, under the Obama Administration, affect their plans for the future through the Committee’s interactive website, “Small Biz Open Mic.” _____________________________________________________... Read more

  • VIDEO: Small Businesses Dread Compliance With The Health Care Law
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 18, 2013 | Preview rr

    “I realize that this law would be the most disruptive instrument to the American workplace in my lifetime" Click here to watch the video. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three years after passage of the health care law, the House Small Business Committee held a hearing with small businesses and a former CBO Director on the implementation of the law and how small companies are doing with compliance. The witnesses testified that the uncertainty, cost, and complexity of the law is proving to be a barrier to ec... Read more

  • What Small Business Owners Are Saying About Tax Reform
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 9, 2013 | Preview rr

    Tax reform has consistently been at the top of the list of priorities for small business owners. Over time our tax code has become increasingly complex and confusing and represents a burden to economic growth. Tax complexity is particularly burdensome for small businesses who do not have the luxury of employing teams of accounts and ed up paying a tax compliance cost three times the size of larger businesses. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce eight out of ten small businesses support co... Read more

  • ICYMI: Chairman Graves Blasts The Obama Administration Delay of Small Business Health Options Program (SHOPs) on Fox and Friends
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 3, 2013 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—This morning, House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) appeared on Fox News to discuss the Obama Administration's recent proposal to delay the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOPs), which was touted as a key catalyst to spur competition and help reduce health care costs for small businesses. Many of the major provisions of the health care law are set to take effect in 2013 and 2014, including the SHOPS provision, but evidently the Obama Administration is... Read more

  • Subcommittee Chairman Collins Talks Small Business Cyber Security on National Television
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on March 22, 2013 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, House Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology Chairman Chris Collins (R-NY) appeared on the Fox Business Network to discuss yesterday's hearing on small businesses and cyber security. Although attacks on small businesses don’t make the headlines, a recent report shows nearly 20 percent of cyber-attacks are on small firms with less than 250 employees CLICK HERE to view the interview Small firms are easy targets for cyber criminals as many do not have the nece... Read more

  • What Small Business Owners Are Saying About The President's Health Care Law Three Years After Passage
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on March 5, 2013 | Preview rr

    While the President campaigned in 2008 on lowering health care premiums by $2,500 for the typical American family by the end of his first term, the cost of premiums have continued to rise. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, health care premiums have risen by $3,162 for health care plans offered by small businesses. Rising health care costs continue to burden small businesses. Gallup reports that 73% of small business owners believe that rising health care costs are hurting their busines... Read more

  • Graves Talks “Small Biz Reg Watch” and Small Business Lack of Confidence on the Fox Business Network
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on February 6, 2013 | Preview rr

    CLICK HERE to view House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today appeared on the Fox Business Network to discuss the Committee’s new initiative, “Small Biz Reg Watch,” small businesses’ role in economic growth, and the need for reduced government spending. Q&A Anchor: Welcome to you. You are the top Republican in Congress fighting for Small Business, you are giving small business a voice with this Small Biz Reg Watch interactive website that you put up, we know from the latest... Read more

  • The Health Care Law & Small Businesses
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on December 6, 2012 | Preview rr

    The Committee Provides Tools To Help Small Businesses Overcome Health Care Compliance Challenges During a tough economic climate, small businesses face many challenges in order to grow and create jobs. One of those challenges is the 2010 health care law and its many mandates, regulatory hurdles, and burdensome requirements. The House Small Business Committee has produced a resource to help raise awareness about the law’s regulations and requirements for small businesses. These charts outline se... Read more

  • What Small Business Owners Are Saying About The Fiscal Cliff
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on December 5, 2012 | Preview rr

    While the President and Congressional Republicans negotiate a plan to avoid the Fiscal Cliff, small business owners shared their opinions on the President’s proposal to raise taxes on income above $250,000 through the Committee’s interactive website, “Small Biz Open Mic.” There are about 31 million companies organized as “pass-through” businesses, where their business’ profits are taxed on the owners’ individual tax return. According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, the tax increase will aff... Read more

  • Despite Overwhelming Negative Feedback, Obama’s Small Business Chief Unaware of Small Businesses Struggling With Obamacare
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on November 26, 2012 | Preview rr
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    Despite Overwhelming Negative Feedback, Obama’s Small Business Chief Unaware of Small Businesses Struggling With Obamacare SBA Administrator Says She Hasn’t Heard Of Any Small Firms Who Strain To Comply With Obamacare Requirements Last week, President Obama’s head of the Small Business Administration, Karen Mil that she was unaware that small firms are struggling with Obamacare requirements. When the host described the feedback he’s received from small businesses who are cutting hours and servi... Read more