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  • ICYMI - Chairman Graves in Roll Call: Small Businesses Key to Economic Recovery
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on June 9, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight

    Graves: Small Businesses Key to Economic Recovery By Rep. Sam Graves Special to Roll Call June 9, 2011 On Friday it was announced that once again many Americans were handed a pink slip instead of a paycheck. May’s disappointing unemployment numbers are more proof of the failed big-government policies of the Obama administration and are why we must do a complete 180 to get our economy on track and Americans back to work. This recovery has been weak because of the uncertainty that persists among ... Read more

  • ICYMI - VIDEO: Graves: Small Businesses Will Not “Step Up and Hire” Until They Have Certainty and Relief from Crippling Taxes and Energy Costs
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on June 7, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Energy

    Graves: Small Businesses Will Not “Step Up and Hire” Until They Have Certainty and Relief from Crippling Taxes and Energy Costs House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) appeared on Fox Business' DC Report to discuss May’s disappointing jobs report. Click on the video player to watch the interview Read more

  • ICYMI - VIDEO: Small Business Owner & Banking Official Disagree With The President: "Federal Regulators Are Impacting Access To Capital"
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on June 1, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Small Business Owner & Banking Official Disagree With The President: "Federal Regulators Are Impacting Access To Capital" "FDIC regulators are inconsistently applying regulations throughout the banking community" CLICK HERE to view the video of the question and answer. Earlier today, the House Small Business Committee held a full committee hearing entitled, "Access to Capital: Can Small Businesses Access The Credit Necessary To Grow and Create Jobs?" During the hearing, Rep. Allen West asked the... Read more

  • Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) Talks National Small Business Week on the The Lars Larson Show
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 19, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Energy, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) Talks National Small Business Week on the The Lars Larson Show “As we [the federal government] continue to make it harder for our small businesses to do business… What does that equal? That equals lost jobs. Every time it cost one of our small businesses more money to adhere to a regulation…that’s a loss of a job, that’s one less job that a person can hire…We see it over and over again.” -Rep. Renee Ellmers Click icon to listen or download MP3. In honor of Nati... Read more

  • Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) Talks National Small Business Week on Radio America's Dateline: Washington
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 19, 2011 | Preview rr

    Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) Talks National Small Business Week on Radio America's Dateline: Washington “The current administration and the former liberal leadership literally declared war on business in this country and that’s not good… [B]usiness people have come to me and said ‘Chuck, I’m afraid of the government. I’m afraid they’re over regulating, over taxing and basically impeding the growth of business’… [L]et’s get government out of the way and let the great American entrepreneur... Read more

  • Chairman Graves Slams The DISCLOSE Executive Order on Fox News
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 12, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    Chairman Graves Slams The DISCLOSE Executive Order on Fox News “Most of the companies that we asked to testify today declined to do so because they were in fear of retribution from the Administration for just testifying on this particular issue.” CLICK HERE to view the interview. House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves appeared on Fox News’ "Your World with Neil Cavuto" today to discuss the President’s proposed Executive Order that would force companies to disclose political donations... Read more

  • ICYMI - Small Firms Need New Markets
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 9, 2011 | Preview rr

    Small Firms Need New Markets By Rep. Sam Graves May 9, 2011 Navigating the trials of international trade barriers is akin to “watching a cow poke its head through a sharp barbwire fence and struggle to get that next piece of greenery,” said John Taylor, President of T-Tech Inc., a leading manufacturer of printed circuit board prototyping systems. Located in Norcross, with 15 employees, T-Tech opened its doors in 1983 and started exporting in 1988. Despite the cumbersome trade process, exports n... Read more

  • ICYMI - Small Businesses Severely Hurt by High Energy Prices
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 27, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Small Businesses Severely Hurt by High Energy Prices by Rep. Sam Graves April 27, 2011 Over the course of the last two years, the cost of energy has skyrocketed. Since President Barack Obama took office, gas prices have doubled — with some cities averaging over $4 per gallon. These increases are crippling small businesses and American families. In fact, seven out of ten Americans indicate that the rising cost of energy has brought them financial hardships, according to a Washington Post/ABC New... Read more

  • ICYMI - Tax Simplification Will Help Small Business Thrive
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 20, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    Tax Simplification Will Help Small Business Thrive by Rep. Sam Graves April 20, 2011 As the April 18 IRS deadline passed, many American families and small-business owners breathed a collective sigh of relief after the stress of getting their taxes filed on time. The United States tax code is a complex and contradictory document made up of nearly 70,000 pages and roughly 3.8 million words. The code begs for reform, yet it has been 26 years since the last major overhaul. Instead of a comprehensiv... Read more

  • ICYMI - Fox Business: Lawmakers: SBIR Reauthorization Will Spur Job Growth
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 7, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Lawmakers: SBIR Reauthorization Will Spur Job Growth By Kate Rogers April 07, 2011 The House of Representatives’ Small Business Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology met Thursday for a hearing on "Creating Jobs Through Small Business Innovation." At the center of the hearing was a push from both House Democrats and Republicans to reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR). Rep. Sam Graves(R-MO) said the SBIR reauthorization is long overdue, it’s been eight years since... Read more