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  • Committee Examines Effect of High Gas Prices on Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    The House Small Business Committee, led by Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), today held a hearing to examine the relationship between high fuel costs and small businesses. Persistently high gasoline prices and the volatility of the oil market are draining family budgets and putting increased stress on small businesses. According to a recent survey by the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, 72 percent of small businesses report they are affected by high energy prices. Of these businesses, 41 p... Read more

  • Graves & Tipton in the Washington Examiner: Red Tape Is Strangling America's Energy Supply
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 8, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Red Tape Is Strangling America's Energy Supply By Chairmen Sam Graves & Scott Tipton May 8, 2012 As loudly as American families are demanding refuge from economic burdens like high gas prices, small businesses are now chiming in as well. Persistently high energy costs are forcing owners to reduce hiring and cut back on employee hours. According to the National Federation for Independent Business, one in 10 business owners says energy is his or her single greatest cost, ranking it ahead of wages... Read more

  • Tipton Examines Small Business Innovative Energy Solutions
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    House Small Business Agriculture, Energy and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Scott Tipton (R-CO) today held a hearing to examine innovative ways small businesses contribute to energy production. Specifically, the Subcommittee focused on advanced biofuels, such as cellulosic ethanol, and new innovative technologies small companies have developed to produce energy from previously unused materials. “Today’s hearing was on a topic of significant importance for our nation,” said Chairman Tipton. “Economi... Read more

  • Committee to Hold Markup on Contracting Bills and Hearing on Rising Energy Costs
    Posted in Media Advisories on March 2, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Contracting

    Week Ahead for the Committee: March 5- 9 Committee to Hold Markup on Contracting Bills and Hearing on Rising Energy Costs WASHINGTON, DC – The House Small Business Committee, chaired by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today announced the schedule for the week of March 5, 2012. On Wednesday, March 7, 2012 the Committee on Small Business will conduct a markup of its Views and Estimates on the Small Business Administration’s FY 2013 budget request and six small business contracting bills. The markup will t... Read more

  • Chairman Graves in Politico: What Small-Business Owners Want to Hear in State of the Union Speech
    Posted in Op-Eds on January 23, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Health, Energy, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Contracting, International Trade, Oversight

    What Small-Business Owners Want to Hear in State of the Union Speech By Chairman Sam Graves January 23, 2012 What do small-business owners want from the government? The short answer: Move out of the way. Eight out of 10 small-business owners say they want the government to stay out of the way instead of providing a “helping hand,” according to a recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce survey. Eighty-six percent said they would rather have more certainty than more assistance. As President Barack Obama g... Read more

  • CNN Money: Obama's Keystone Pipeline Nix Worries Small Business
    Posted in Articles on January 20, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Obama's Keystone Pipeline Nix Worries Small Business By Jose Pagliery January 20, 2012 The hopes of some small business owners in the Nebraskan towns of Fairbury and Steele City were crushed when the Obama administration rejected a proposed expansion of the Keystone oil sands pipeline. Extending the Canadian pipeline 1,179 miles to the area promised both towns another chance to bounce back from the ongoing economic crisis. In 2010, when the first line was built, waves of engineers and construct... Read more

  • Chairman Graves Statement on White House’s Rejection of Keystone Pipeline Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today issued the following statement on the Obama administration’s decision to deny a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline project: “With an unemployment rate above 8 percent and an underemployment rate of 15 percent, I am completely bewildered at why this administration has decided to reject a true shovel-ready project that will create 20,000 direct jobs and about 118,000 spin-off jobs, many of them through small businesses. Of the 20,000... Read more

  • Chairman Tipton in POLITICO: Energy Regulations Hurt Job Creation
    Posted in Op-Eds on October 18, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Energy Regulations Hurt Job Creation By Subcommittee Chairman Scott Tipton October 18, 2011 My Colorado colleague, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, recently asked the Environmental Protection Agency’s assistant administrator, Mathy Stanislaus, whether the agency’s economic analysis had considered the effect of proposed regulations on jobs. “Not directly,” Stanislaus answered. Unfortunately, this is not the only example — nor is the EPA the only government agency — to have failed to adequately cons... Read more

  • Tipton Holds Field Hearing on the Big Impact of Energy Regulations on Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    GRAND JUNCTION, CO— House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade Chairman Scott Tipton (R-CO) today held a field hearing in Grand Junction, Colo., to examine burdensome federal energy industry regulations and policies and their impact on small businesses, jobs and consumer prices. The Subcommittee heard testimony from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator for Region 8, James Martin, as well as local and state officials and local energy business owners and emplo... Read more

  • ICYMI - VIDEO: Graves: Small Businesses Will Not “Step Up and Hire” Until They Have Certainty and Relief from Crippling Taxes and Energy Costs
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on June 7, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Energy

    Graves: Small Businesses Will Not “Step Up and Hire” Until They Have Certainty and Relief from Crippling Taxes and Energy Costs House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) appeared on Fox Business' DC Report to discuss May’s disappointing jobs report. Click on the video player to watch the interview Read more