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  • Regulation Nation: Officials Talk Reducing Red Tape for Small Businesses at House Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    Regulation Nation: Officials Talk Reducing Red Tape for Small Businesses at House Hearing WASHINGTON – Today the Chief Counsel for Advocacy and the National Ombudsman from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) described to a panel of lawmakers the challenges posed by new federal regulations and enforcement actions reported to them by small firms. The hearing is the latest part of the Committee’s ongoing efforts to make the SBA work better for small businesses and reduce red tape for Amer... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Weighs in on SBA FY2017 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Contracting, Technology, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – The House Committee on Small Business approved its official views and estimates on the FY2017 budget for the Small Business Administration (SBA) today. While Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) noted bipartisan support for key programs designed to help entrepreneurs, he stressed the need for swift action to correct serious management problems at the SBA related to IT security, access to capital and competition for federal contracts. “Federal taxpayers and American entrepreneurs m... Read more

  • Million Dollar Mishap: Committee Probes Mismanagement at Key SBA Offices
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight

    SBA Official: $1 Million System Still Doesn’t Work Lawmakers Press for Answers Ahead of President’s Budget Request for SBA WASHINGTON – Lawmakers pressed officials from the Small Business Administration (SBA) today on reports of mismanagement that may affect two key SBA offices which provide business development counseling to entrepreneurs and veterans who want to start a small business. The hearing comes after a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) raised questions about agenc... Read more

  • Committee Continues SBA Management Probe with Access to Capital Offices
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight

    VIEW HEARING HERE WASHINGTON - House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) continued the Committee's ongoing probe of management at the Small Business Administration (SBA) today with a hearing focused on the SBA's Access to Capital Offices. Today's panel examined the SBA's Office of Capital Access (OCA) and Office of Credit Risk Management (OCRM) and whether improvements within these Offices are necessary to ensure sufficient lender oversight and effectiveness in helping small... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Previews President Obama’s FINAL State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Oversight

    Under Obama, Small Businesses Get Hit Worst and First WASHINGTON - House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement about what he expects from President Obama’s final State of the Union address tonight: “Small business owners tell me a very different story than the one I expect President Obama to tell tonight. When President Obama circumvents Congress and takes executive action, small businesses get hit worst and they get hit first. From the unworkable,... Read more

  • Lawmakers Press SBA Administrator on Mismanagement, IT Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight

    Chabot: “What we have here is a failure of confidence in the SBA” Agency Only Implemented 7 of 69 GAO Recommendations You can view today’s hearing with SBA Administrator Contreras-Sweet here. Today, members of the House Committee on Small Business pressed Maria Contreras-Sweet, the Administrator of United States Small Business Administration (SBA), on a recent GAO report detailing widespread mismanagement at the agency. “The ongoing problems at SBA, as GAO identified, span the entire breadth of ... Read more

  • Government Accountability Report Criticizes SBA Mismanagement
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight

    Agency Only Implemented 7 out of 69 GAO Recommendations Administrator Contreras-Sweet to Testify TOMORROW You can view video of the full hearing here Today an official from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) told the House Committee on Small Business that widespread mismanagement at the Small Business Administration (SBA) is affecting the agency’s ability to provide key services to America’s entrepreneurs. You can read the GAO’s full report here. Key quotes from today’s hearing below: “T... Read more

  • Chabot Pitches Small Biz Investment at SBIR Expo on Capitol Hill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight

    WASHINGTON— Entrepreneurs from across the country showed Members of Congress and officials from the Small Business Administration firsthand how the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program makes their work possible at a special event on Capitol Hill this morning. Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH), who was joined at the event by Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) and SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, said: “In this era of globalization, making it easier for... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Hosts Roundtable on Burdensome FCC Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America, Technology, Oversight

    WASHINGTON - Small Business Committee Members hosted a roundtable discussion on the impact of new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations and reporting requirements on rural telecommunications and broadband deployment for small firms. The discussion was led by Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology Chairwoman Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-American Samoa). “As we continue to work through the 114th Congress, it is my goal to ensure that we do all we can to assist tele... Read more

  • Chabot & SBC Republicans to FCC: Leave Small Business Alone!
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology, Oversight

    Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and all twelve Republican Committee Members have sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler urging him to permanently exempt small businesses from the FCC’s burdensome Open Internet Order regulations. The letter was co-signed by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and every Republican member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. You can read the ... Read more