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  • 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

  • Fairness for American Farmers and Ranchers This Thanksgiving
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America, Contracting, Oversight

    Today, the Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade heard testimony on the need to reform the Small Business Administration (SBA) small business size standards for agriculture. A panel of stakeholders described to lawmakers how the SBA’s standards for determining which businesses qualify as small businesses put American farmers and ranchers at a serious disadvantage when competing for federal contracts and applying for SBA loans. The SBA’s current size standard fo... Read more

  • SBA’s ‘Fuzzy Math’ and Other Challenges for Small Contractors
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Oversight

    Today, the Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce examined continuing challenges for small contractors with a diverse panel of small business stakeholders with first-hand experience navigating federal contracting laws. The inconsistent and often inaccurate way the Small Business Administration (SBA) measures the allocation of federal contracts was a key topic of discussion. “Given the hundreds of billions in federal contract dollars at stake each year, ensuring that... Read more

  • Chabot Statement on House Approval of the RISE after Disaster Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight, Disaster Assistance

    WASHINGTON – Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the U.S. House approved the Recovery Improvements for Small Entities After Disaster Act of 2015 (RISE After Disaster Act), sending the measure to President Obama’s desk for his signature: “When disasters strike, the last thing a small business needs is to have their recovery assistance delayed by unnecessary red tape and bureaucratic incompetence. This bipartisan legislation represents an import... Read more

  • Committee Examines SBA Management and Urges Transparency and Compliance with the Law
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight

    The House Small Business Committee, led by Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), today examined the priorities and plans of the Small Business Administration (SBA) with testimony from Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, who has led the SBA since April. The Committee examined the ability of the SBA to meet its statutory obligations to the programs that most benefit small businesses and their role in the economy. “The SBA is responsible for managing a set of core programs designed to help small businesses ... Read more