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  • Chairman Chabot calls Overtime Rule Delay a “Victory for Small Businesses”
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after a federal judge enjoined President Obama’s controversial executive order imposing costly new rules on how employers pay overtime to their workers. The nationwide preliminary injuction delays the December 1st implementation deadline, giving small employers more time to plan for and fight back against the burdensome new mandate. “Judge Mazzant’s injunction is a victory for America’s 28 milli... Read more

  • OVERSIGHT UPDATE: Committee Continues Probe of Wells Fargo Scandal
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) has demanded regular updates from Wells Fargo after the company admitted that thousands of accounts owned by small businesses were harmed by the improper sales practices of Wells Fargo employees. Chairman Chabot’s letter is a follow-up to official inquiries the Committee made last month to both Wells Fargo and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to determine the scandal’s impact on any Wells Fargo accounts associated w... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Hails House Passage of Midnight Rules Relief Act
    Posted in Articles on November 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    Click image to watch video of Chairman Chabot's floor speech WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) today praised House passage of H.R. 5982, the Midnight Rules Relief Act, bipartisan legislation to give Congress the power to stop, with one vote, all last minute regulations issued by the Obama administration. "Over the last eight years, the Obama administration has gone on a regulatory rampage," Chairman Chabot said in his speech on the House floor. "For each y... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Leaders Fight for Medicare Payments to Small Laboratories
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in asking Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell to review new Medicare regulations that may harm small medical laboratories and the senior citizens they serve. The letter was signed by several members of the Small Business Committee in response to concerns over the Department of Health and Human Services implementation of the... Read more

  • Chabot on CNBC: Wells Fargo CEO Resignation Not Enough
    Posted in Op-Eds on October 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight

    Wells Fargo CEO Resignation Not Enough By Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) CNBC Opinion If Wells Fargo truly considers the resignation of CEO John Stumpf to be a first step towards regaining the trust of America's entrepreneurs, then there are countless more steps they must take to correct the damage their employees did to millions of Americans by creating fraudulent accounts in their names. As chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I have no higher priority than making sure that America's... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Statement on Wells Fargo CEO Resignation
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement on the resignation of Wells Fargo CEO John G. Stumpf: “Mr. Stumpf’s resignation is a first step but there are countless more steps Wells Fargo must take to correct the damage their employees did to millions of Americans by creating fraudulent accounts in their names without their permission. The egregious nature of these actions cannot be overstated. The next step should be for Wells Fargo to fu... Read more

  • Chabot Demands Answers from Wells Fargo, SBA on Fake Account Scandal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight

    Small Businesses May Have Been Penalized for Accounts They Never Opened WASHINGTON –Today, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) sent letters to Maria Contreras-Sweet, the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and John G. Stumpf, the Chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo, pressing for information about how small businesses may have been harmed by fraudulent accounts created by Wells Fargo employees. Wells Fargo is the single largest participant in SBA’s ... Read more

  • Obama Executive Orders: A Crushing Burden on Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Workplace Issues, Oversight

    Small Contractors Say New Red Tape Pushing Them Out of Markets WASHINGTON – Today members of the small business community told Congress that President Obama’s executive orders are preventing small businesses from competing for federal contracts, raising costs for the taxpayers while killing jobs and economic growth. Today’s joint hearing of two subcommittees of the House Small Business Committee comes as House Republicans are offering a policy agenda to reduce the regulatory burden on small bus... Read more

  • SBA Leaves Committee with More Questions than Answers on HUBZones
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight

    Chairman Chabot Says Congress Must Approve Changes to Program WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) today expressed concern that the Small Business Administration (SBA) has failed to improve a federal program that aids small business development in economically distressed areas. Chairman Chabot also admonished the SBA that Congress and the Committee must approve all changes to the Historically Underutilized Business Zone or “HUBZone” program in order to ensure... Read more

  • Chabot in Cincinnati Enquirer: Abilities shine in small businesses
    Posted in Op-Eds on August 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Workplace Issues, Oversight

    Abilities shine in small businesses By Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) The Cincinnati Enquirer August 16, 2016 Small businesses are more than just the backbone of the American economy. They are also the heart and soul of our communities in Ohio and across the nation. As chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I have seen first-hand how small businesses are leading the way in expanding employment opportunities for Americans with intellectual or developmental disabilities and disorders. For ... Read more