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  • Small Business Committee Approves Reauthorization for Key Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade, Technology, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – The House Committee on Small Business today approved two bipartisan pieces of legislation to foster innovation from America’s small businesses and help them better compete in the global science and technology marketplaces. The first, H.R. 4783, reauthorizes the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs ahead of their scheduled expiration dates in 2017. Chairman Chabot has made the reauthorization of SBIR and STTR a top prio... Read more

  • The Obama Administration’s “Coordinated Assault on Small Business”
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Oversight

    Entrepreneurs Tell Congress New Joint Employer Standards Will Harm Them WASHINGTON - Today, small business owners urged a Congressional subcommittee to help them fight new standards from the Department of Labor (DOL) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) which they say will do tremendous damage to their businesses as they seek to grow and hire more workers. The recent decision and guidance from some of the Obama administration’s top labor officials changed long-standing standards that d... Read more

  • NO MORE EXCUSES: IG Chides SBA on Mismanagement, Lax IT Security
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Technology, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Inspector General for the Small Business Administration (SBA) told members of the House Small Business Committee that the agency is failing to address long-standing management problems identified by her office, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Congress. SBA Inspector General Peggy Gustafson warned lawmakers that these failures could be impacting the agency’s ability to serve America’s small businesses in a timely, effective and digitally secure mann... Read more

  • Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens Releases Mission Statement
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    From the Office of the Speaker: Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens Releases Mission Statement WASHINGTON – In advance of their first idea forum today, the chairs of the Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens released their mission statement. This mission statement, laying out the goals of the task force, marks the next step in the development of a bold, pro-growth agenda that Republicans will present to the country in the coming months. Republican leaders launched the development of th... Read more

  • Hotline Truths: Issues Raised by Recent Audits of Defense Contracting
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Oversight

    Audits Reveal Problems with DoD Subcontracting for Small Firms Small Business Committee Has Approved Bipartisan Reform Legislation WASHINGTON – Today an official from the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) told a Congressional subcommittee that two key Marine Corps commands failed to meet their legally-mandated requirements for small business subcontracting plans. The hearing comes as the House Committee on Small Business continues its efforts to help small firms better... Read more

  • 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