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  • Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) Talks National Small Business Week on the The Lars Larson Show
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 19, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Energy, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) Talks National Small Business Week on the The Lars Larson Show “As we [the federal government] continue to make it harder for our small businesses to do business… What does that equal? That equals lost jobs. Every time it cost one of our small businesses more money to adhere to a regulation…that’s a loss of a job, that’s one less job that a person can hire…We see it over and over again.” -Rep. Renee Ellmers Click icon to listen or download MP3. In honor of Nati... Read more

  • Chairman Graves in the Daily Caller: Small businesses severely hurt by high energy prices
    Posted in Op-Eds on April 27, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Energy

    Small businesses severely hurt by high energy prices by Rep. Sam Graves April 27, 2011 Over the course of the last two years, the cost of energy has skyrocketed. Since President Barack Obama took office, gas prices have doubled — with some cities averaging over $4 per gallon. These increases are crippling small businesses and American families. In fact, seven out of ten Americans indicate that the rising cost of energy has brought them financial hardships, according to a Washington Post/ABC New... Read more

  • ICYMI - Small Businesses Severely Hurt by High Energy Prices
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 27, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Small Businesses Severely Hurt by High Energy Prices by Rep. Sam Graves April 27, 2011 Over the course of the last two years, the cost of energy has skyrocketed. Since President Barack Obama took office, gas prices have doubled — with some cities averaging over $4 per gallon. These increases are crippling small businesses and American families. In fact, seven out of ten Americans indicate that the rising cost of energy has brought them financial hardships, according to a Washington Post/ABC New... Read more

  • Congressman Tipton: We Must Bring Down the Cost of Fuel with an ‘All-of-the-Above’ Energy Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressman Tipton: We Must Bring Down the Cost of Fuel with an ‘All-of-the-Above’ Energy Plan Small Business Owners Speak Out Against High Gas Prices, Call For Expanded Domestic Energy Production WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO), Chairman of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade, today held a hearing to highlight the crippling effects of high fuel prices on small business and the vital need for an all-of-the-above energy approach to ease th... Read more

  • Graves Names Rep. Scott Tipton Chair of Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, International Trade

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) announced today that Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO) will chair the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade. “As the co-founder of a successful family-owned small business with international sales, Scott Tipton will bring fresh insight to our work to help American entrepreneurs compete in the global marketplace,” said Chairman Graves. Upon being named Subcommittee Chairman, Rep. Tipton stated, “I’m honored to serve on the Small B... Read more

  • CNN Money: Obama's Keystone Pipeline Nix Worries Small Business
    Posted in Articles on January 20, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Rural America, Contracting, Technology

    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

  • Luetkemeyer Highlights Concerns of EPA’s Ongoing Assault on Rural America
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Rural America

    U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9) and members of the Rural America Solutions Group today participated in a forum that focused on the destructive job-killing policies of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Democratic leadership in Congress. The EPA’s Assault on Rural America: How New Regulations and Proposed Legislation are Stifling Job Creation and Economic Growth forum was sponsored by the Rural America Solutions Group. Luetkemeyer and his colleagues heard from rural Americans who p... Read more

  • Subcommittee Presses EPA Official on Impact of Potential Regulations on Energy Costs, Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Rural America

    Today, the House Committee on Small Business’ Subcommittee on Rural Development, Entrepreneurship and Trade held a hearing entitled “Coal Combustion Byproducts: Potential Impact of a Hazardous Waste Designation on Small Businesses in the Recycling Industry.” The hearing examined the potential impact that proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on coal combustion byproducts (CCBs) would have on entrepreneurs in the recycling industry. One of the most useful CCBs is fly ash, whi... Read more

  • Hannibal Courier Post: Cap-and-trade could be sore spot on Obama visit
    Posted in Articles on April 27, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Rural America

    By Brent Engel, Hannibal Courier-Post President Barack Obama likely will get an earful about cap-and-trade during his visit to the Tri-States. Cap-and-trade is a system of regulating pollution. The federal government would limit the amount of emissions that companies, manufacturers and utilities could produce. The permits could be traded among licensees. Opponents call it government intrusion upon private industry and fear a substantial rise in fuel and energy costs. Supporters say the regulatio... Read more

  • Luetkemeyer: President Should Discuss Real Impacts of Cap-and-Tax on Small Business, Farms
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Rural America

    As a longtime opponent of the President’s national energy tax, U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9) today said he was hopeful the President this week would address the serious concerns of family farmers and small businesses in the 9th District about the the devastating impacts of higher energy costs associated with his Administration’s cap-and-trade legislation. The President is scheduled to visit the POET biorefining plant in Macon and tour a local farm on Wednesday. “Our farmers and small busin... Read more