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  • Subcommittee Examines Regulatory Environment For Equity Finance
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access today held a hearing to examine the current regulatory environment for equity finance and ways to strengthen the ecosystem. Equity financing is a funding method where a business owner sells a percentage of their company in exchange for an ownership stake. “Because many start-up businesses do not have sufficient assets to pledge as collateral to secure a bank loan, equity finance is an important source of funding for the... Read more

  • Graves Statement on the Senate-Amended JOBS Act Vote in the House
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today issued the following statement on the bipartisan Senate-amended Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012: “This JOBS Act is further proof that both parties can work together to accomplish some good for this nation and our small businesses. Access to capital continues to be a significant challenge for entrepreneurs and small firms who want to start or grow their business, and this bill helps to provide solutions to that pro... Read more

  • Graves Holds Hearing on the State of American Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Graves Holds Hearing on the State of American Small Businesses “There is no doubt that the lack of certainty in burdensome regulatory requirements and complex tax structures coming from Washington continues to be an impediment for growth and job creation for small business owners.” WASHINGTON, DC— House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today held a hearing to examine obstacles to small business job creation and economic growth in America in an effort to narrow down and tackle ... Read more

  • Washington Post: Small Business Committees, Advocates Hesitant to Back Obama’s Restructuring Proposal
    Posted in Articles on January 13, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Contracting, International Trade, Technology, Oversight

    Small Business Committees, Advocates Hesitant to Back Obama’s Restructuring Proposal By J.D. Harrison, Washington Post Lawmakers and small business advocacy groups today applauded the President Obama’s decision to add a cabinet seat for the head of the Small Business Administration, but many were hesitant to back his broader proposal to restructure part of the federal government. On the heels of the president’s announcement that SBA Administrator Karen Mills would join his cabinet, Senator Mary... Read more

  • Graves Statement on CFPB Recess Appointment
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today issued the following statement on President Obama’s recess appointment of Richard Cordray as Director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). “It is unfortunate that the President has bypassed the Senate with this appointment despite repeatedly expressing a desire to work with Republicans on improving the nation’s financial structure. Republicans’ concerns about the overlapping bureaucracy and broad regulatory author... Read more

  • Chairman Graves Statement On Bills To Increase Access To Capital, Help Small Businesses Grow
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today issued the following statement on today’s House vote on the “Access to Capital for Job Creators Act” (H.R. 2940) and the vote on the “Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act” (H.R. 2930): “We have learned through our hearings that the inability to access sufficient credit and capital still remains one of the biggest problems for many small businesses. This causes a significant hardship for them because small businesses lack the resources... Read more

  • Chairman Graves Statement on Sec. Geithner’s Defense of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    Chairman Graves Statement on Sec. Geithner’s Senate Small Business Committee Testimony on the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 WASHINGTON— House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today issued the following statement on Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s testimony before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee on the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF): “During debate of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, Secretary Geit... Read more

  • Dow Jones: US Small Business Lending Program Disburses $4B
    Posted in Articles on September 28, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    US Small Business Lending Program Disburses $4B By Jeffrey Sparshott and Jeff Bater, Dow Jones The Obama administration on Wednesday announced a final round of funding under a program to spur loans to small businesses, though total disbursements have left billions of dollars untapped, and many banks have been left wondering why they didn't qualify. President Barack Obama signed the Small Business Jobs Act in September 2010. The law's centerpiece was a $30 billion fund targeted at community bank... Read more

  • Coffman Subcommittee Holds Field Hearing on Small Business Lending in Colorado
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    The House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations Chairman Mike Coffman (R-CO) today held a field hearing in Greenwood Village, Colorado to examine the state of small business lending, focusing on Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs and the regulatory impediments to small business lending. The responsibility of the Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations is to probe the operation of government programs that affect small businesses,... Read more

  • Coffman: CFPB needs to fully consider the impact of each of their regulations on small business
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    WASHINGTON, DC— Investigations, Oversight and Regulations Subcommittee Chairman Mike Coffman (R-CO) today held a hearing to examine the impact of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regulations on small businesses. The CFPB was created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which created a regulatory structure for financial products. “Access to capital continues to be a roadblock for many small companies around the nation. Small business owners are sayi... Read more