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  • 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

  • Committee Challenges EPA’s Failure to Assess Regulatory Impact on Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America, Oversight

    The House Small Business Committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today conducted an oversight hearing to determine whether the Environmental Protection Agency is assessing the impacts of its rules on small businesses as required by law. The Committee examined the EPA’s failure to assess the economic impacts of both the recently issued “waters of the United States” proposed rule and the proposed rules to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power plants on small busines... Read more

  • Committee Examines Reforms to SBIR/STTR Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Technology, Oversight

    The House Small Business Committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today examined the progress of recent programmatic changes to both the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Under Chairman Graves’ leadership, Congress reauthorized the programs three years ago along with requirements that the agencies implement various reforms that will help spur wider participation from small firms and more effective commercializati... Read more

  • Committee Examines Onerous Licensing Barriers for Entrepreneurs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America, Oversight

    The House Small Business Committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today examined the barriers that certain state licensing requirements impose on entrepreneurs and individuals seeking economic opportunity, and how the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can utilize advocacy and enforcement of federal anti-trust laws to prohibit anticompetitive regulations. On March 26, 2014, the Subcommittee on Contracting and the Workforce held a hearing with testimony from entrepreneurs who enco... Read more