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  • 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

  • Chairman Graves in The Hill: Small Businesses Are the Solution to US Unemployment
    Posted in Op-Eds on July 13, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Small Businesses Are the Solution to US Unemployment By Chairman Sam Graves July 13, 2011 Last summer, the president lauded a supposed “recovery summer” initiative that celebrated the “success” of the administration’s stimulus plan. However, during that span of time, the U.S. economy shed jobs for three straight months, and unemployment edged up to 9.6 percent. Following the one-year anniversary of the “recovery summer” last month, let’s re-evaluate Washington’s economic growth policies of the ... Read more

  • ICYMI - Graves on MSNBC: "There is so much apprehension out there, in terms of small business"
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on June 27, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    Chairman Sam Graves Discusses Small Business Uncertainty on MSNBC's "Your Business" "There is so much apprehension out there, in terms of small business" CLICK HERE to view On Sunday, Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), Chairman of the Small Business Committee, appeared on MSNBC’s "Your Business" show to discuss the Committee’s recent hearing on small business access to capital with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and small business optimism. Chairman Sam Graves: "There is so much apprehension out there... Read more

  • Graves Questions Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Access to Capital for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight

    WASHINGTON, DC— House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today questioned U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on the state of small business access to capital and credit during a full committee hearing. Specifically, the hearing focused on the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF) and the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) created by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 as passed by the Democrat-controlled Congress last year. “The key to America’s long-term, sustain... Read more

  • Chairman Graves Calls for Greater Capital Access for Small Business Owners
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    WASHINGTON, DC— House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today held a full committee hearing to examine access to capital needed by small businesses to grow and create jobs. Small business owners and bank lenders testified to the many challenges they are facing when deciding to expand or to lend money. “For small businesses to expand and create jobs— they need adequate financing,” said Graves. “However, a lack of economic confidence coupled with the new, cumbersome and inconsist... Read more

  • Chairman Graves Previews National Small Business Week
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, International Trade

    Chairman Graves Previews National Small Business Week Next week, May 16-20th, will mark the 48th annual National Small Business Week, a recognized time to celebrate the contributions of small businesses to the economic well-being of America. Republican Members of the House Small Business Committee will celebrate American small firms by holding small business forums and listening sessions in their Congressional districts across America. “As National Small Business Week approaches, it is importan... Read more

  • Chairman Graves Previews National Small Business Week
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Contracting, International Trade

    Chairman Graves Previews National Small Business Week Next week, May 16-20th, will mark the 48th annual National Small Business Week, a recognized time to celebrate the contributions of small businesses to the economic well-being of America. Republican Members of the House Small Business Committee will celebrate American small firms by holding small business forums and listening sessions in their Congressional districts across America. “As National Small Business Week approaches, it is important... Read more

  • Congressman Walsh Holds Hearing on Proposed SBA Changes to Small Business Size Standards
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Congressman Joe Walsh (R-IL), Chairman of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access, today held a hearing to examine the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) proposed changes to the small business size standards for the scientific, technical, and professional service industries. The information from this hearing will be useful as the SBA is in the process of redefining what exactly is a small business. Today’s hearing focused specifi... Read more

  • Graves Names Rep. Joe Walsh Chair of Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) announced today that Representative Joe Walsh (R-IL) will chair the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access. “Joe Walsh has been working to help entrepreneurs obtain much-needed capital investments for years,” said Chairman Graves. “He is the natural choice to lead this Subcommittee as we work to improve access to capital and investigate federal tax policies that could have a harmful impact on small business growth.” Upon ... Read more

  • Chamber Poll: Small Biz Blames D.C.
    Posted in Articles on January 18, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Health, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Contracting, International Trade, Oversight

    “…78 percent of small businesses believe that taxation, regulation and legislation from Washington make it harder for businesses to hire more employees — and 74 percent blame the recent health care reforms passed by the Obama administration for creating an impediment to job creation.” Chamber Poll: Small Biz Blames D.C. By Tim Mak, Politico January 18, 2012 The overwhelming majority of small businesses think the country’s economy is on the wrong track, blame Washington taxes and red tape for th... Read more