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  • Chairman Chabot calls Overtime Rule Delay a “Victory for Small Businesses”
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after a federal judge enjoined President Obama’s controversial executive order imposing costly new rules on how employers pay overtime to their workers. The nationwide preliminary injuction delays the December 1st implementation deadline, giving small employers more time to plan for and fight back against the burdensome new mandate. “Judge Mazzant’s injunction is a victory for America’s 28 milli... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Hails House Passage of Midnight Rules Relief Act
    Posted in Articles on November 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    Click image to watch video of Chairman Chabot's floor speech WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) today praised House passage of H.R. 5982, the Midnight Rules Relief Act, bipartisan legislation to give Congress the power to stop, with one vote, all last minute regulations issued by the Obama administration. "Over the last eight years, the Obama administration has gone on a regulatory rampage," Chairman Chabot said in his speech on the House floor. "For each y... Read more

  • House Republican Leaders Warn Administration Against “Midnight Regulations”
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and all Chairmen of the standing committees of the U.S. House of Representatives this evening warned the Obama Administration against enacting any last-minute rules and regulations in their final days in office. In their letter, addressed to the heads of all Cabinet departments and federal agencies, the House Republican leaders wrote: “Earlier this year, President Obama’s Chief ... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Leaders Fight for Medicare Payments to Small Laboratories
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in asking Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell to review new Medicare regulations that may harm small medical laboratories and the senior citizens they serve. The letter was signed by several members of the Small Business Committee in response to concerns over the Department of Health and Human Services implementation of the... Read more

  • House Votes to Delay Obama Administration’s Overtime Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Bipartisan Measure Gives Small Businesses Six Months to Plan, Fight Click Image to Watch Chairman Chabot Speak on the House Floor WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) hailed House passage of a bipartisan measure to delay the Obama administration’s new overtime rule for six months. This additional time will enable small businesses and other small employers to plan for and fight back against these costly, burdensome new rules. H.R. 6094, the Regulatory Relief f... Read more

  • Opportunity Rising: Effects of New Regulations on the Commercial Drone Industry
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Technology

    FAA: 90 percent of drone owners will be small businesses WASHINGTON – Small business owners told a key Congressional subcommittee today that new federal regulation that allows commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems, otherwise known as drones or UAS, are opening up the skies and opportunities for new jobs and economic growth. However, effective and efficient implementation of the rule and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) next steps to fully and safely integrate UAS into the ... Read more

  • Obama Executive Orders: A Crushing Burden on Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Workplace Issues, Oversight

    Small Contractors Say New Red Tape Pushing Them Out of Markets WASHINGTON – Today members of the small business community told Congress that President Obama’s executive orders are preventing small businesses from competing for federal contracts, raising costs for the taxpayers while killing jobs and economic growth. Today’s joint hearing of two subcommittees of the House Small Business Committee comes as House Republicans are offering a policy agenda to reduce the regulatory burden on small bus... Read more

  • @HouseSmallBiz and #SubEnergyPower Press EPA on Rules Limiting Refrigerants
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Technology

    Chabot and Olson Concerned with proposed rule’s impact on American businesses and consumers WASHINGTON, DC – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and House Energy and Power Subcommittee Vice Chairman Pete Olson (R-TX)today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy requesting information related to the legality, cost, and feasibility of the agency’s proposed rule restricting several hydrofluorocarbon (HFCs) refrigerants in residenti... Read more

  • Overregulation Killing Jobs and Growth in Rural America
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America

    Heartland Entrepreneurs Share their Stories with Congress WASHINGTON – Entrepreneurs from rural America today called for relief from overregulation as they shared their personal experiences with government red tape with a key Congressional subcommittee. Today’s hearing of the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access comes as House Republicans are offering a policy agenda to reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses as part of A Better Way to... Read more

  • Chabot: Obama Administration’s Final Blacklisting Rule As Bad as We Thought
    Posted in Press Releases on August 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Contracting

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement on the Obama administration’s final rule and guidance on the blacklisting of small contractors. “President Obama’s latest regulatory power grab should send a chill down the spine of every small contractor who does business with the federal government. At a time when we should be doing all we can to encourage small businesses to compete for federal contracts, this new red tape will discourage com... Read more