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  • 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
    Tags: Health

    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

  • What Small Business Owners Are Saying About The Impact Of Sequestration
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on September 19, 2012 | Preview rr

    Ahead of Thursday's hearing, Sequestration: The Threat to Small Businesses, Jobs, and the Industrial Base, American small business owners shared how sequestration will impact their company through the Committee’s interactive website, “Small Biz Open Mic”: _____________________________________________________________________________ Dear Congressman Graves, I am the President and CEO Allied Associates International, Inc. We are a small business that supports the Department of Defense and the Int... Read more

  • What Small Business Owners Are Saying About Regulation
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on July 24, 2012 | Preview rr

    This week, House Republicans are focused on passing legislation that provides regulatory relief for small businesses. Their regulatory cost is 36 percent higher than the costs facing larger companies. Here are some comments from small businesses on how unnecessary federal regulations are holding them back from creating jobs through the Committee’s interactive website, “Small Biz Open Mic”: _____________________________________________________________________________ "As a small business owner, ... Read more

  • Small Business Tax Increases on January 1, 2013
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on July 19, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    How Will Taxmageddon Impact Your Small Business? Without Congressional action, a large number of tax provisions will expire on December 31, 2012. Many of these expiring provisions were enacted in tax legislation in 2001 and 2003 and reduced marginal income tax rates, marriage penalty rates, and the estate tax. President Obama's plan to expire tax rates for all income over $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for married couples would raise taxes on thousands of small businesses whose companies... Read more

  • Wall Street Journal Editorial:'You Didn't Build That'
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on July 17, 2012 | Preview rr

    Wall Street Journal Editorial: 'You Didn't Build That' On the President's burst of ideological candor... Tuesday, July 17, 2012 The Presidential election has a long way to go, but the line of the year so far is President Obama's on Friday: "You didn't build that." Rarely do politicians so clearly reveal their core beliefs. Speaking in Roanoke, Virginia, Mr. Obama delivered another paean to the virtues of higher taxes on the people he believes deserve to pay even more to the government. "There a... Read more

  • Chairman Graves Talks Small Business Optimism on Fox Business
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on July 10, 2012 | Preview rr

    Today, House Small Business Committee Chairman appeared on the Fox Business Network to discuss today's NFIB Small Business Optimism report, showing the lowest level since October 2011. June’s Index of Small Business Optimism dove three points, falling to 91.4. The drop from 94.4 in May marks the largest month-to-month decline since June 2010. CLICK HERE to view the interview Read more

  • What Small Business Owners Are Saying About The President's Plan To Raise Taxes
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on July 9, 2012 | Preview rr

    President Obama today called for increasing taxes on income above $250,000, which would harm many small businesses. In response to this proposal, American small business owners shared their opinion through the Committee’s interactive website, “Small Biz Open Mic”: _____________________________________________________________________________ "As owner of a small business that just turned 5 years old and is a Subchapter S, we've grown from 3 employees to almost 50 in the last 5 years. The growth ... Read more

  • Graves Discusses Questionable Government Contract on CNN’s AC360
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on December 9, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Oversight

    Graves: "You certainly can't ignore the political connections between the company and the administration.” WASHINGTON, D.C.— Last night, House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) participated in a special report by CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 on a suspicious $433-million government contract for a smallpox drug. A joint Small Business Committee and Oversight and Government Reform investigation has revealed potential violations regarding the procurement process, the appearance of a p... Read more

  • Small Business Owners To Supercommittee: We Need More Certainty In Tax Policy
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on November 3, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    Small Business To Supercommittee: We Need More Certainty In Tax Policy Owner: “There are a lot of things we’re not doing because we are not sure what the tax codes are going to be.” WASHINGTON, DC— During today’s Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access hearing entitled, “Pro-Growth Tax Policy: Why Small Businesses Need Individual Tax Reform,” Chairman Joe Walsh (R-IL) asked the small business witnesses what they would tell the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Redu... Read more

  • Graves: "Don’t Forget The “Forgotten 15” Jobs Bills"
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on November 3, 2011 | Preview rr

    Don’t Forget The “Forgotten 15” Jobs Bills By Chairman Sam Graves Thursday, November 3, 2011 While the nation deals with record unemployment and businesses remain uncertain about their futures, the House of Representatives is busy working on more ways to get Americans back on the job. This week, my House colleagues and I will vote on two ‘jobs’ bills: the Access to Capital for Job Creators Act (H.R. 2940) and the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act (H.R. 2930). Both pieces of legislation update ... Read more