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  • Chairman Chabot in The Hill: Business accelerators: Entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Technology

    Business accelerators: Entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) The Hill May 3, 2017 In National Statuary Hall, located in the heart of the U.S. Capitol building, there is a statue of the great American innovator, Thomas Alva Edison. It was placed there by my fellow Ohioans in recognition of the life work of one of our state’s native sons. The statue depicts Edison holding his most famous invention, which changed the world and illuminates the world to this day: the light... Read more

  • Paper Cuts: Reducing the Paperwork Burden on Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    WASHINGTON – Today expert witnesses told the House Small Business Committee that federal paperwork requirements are costing America’s small businesses valuable man hours and money. The hearing focused on the effectiveness of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) and explored possible ways to reduce the paperwork burden on small businesses. “While the burden of federal paperwork is felt year round by individuals and small businesses, there is no more relevant time to discuss federal paperwork than in... Read more

  • The Future of America’s Small Family Farms
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America

    Dodd-Frank, Death Tax and the Regulatory Assault on Small Family Farms WASHINGTON – Small family farmers told the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade today that capital access restrictions, the death tax and overregulation pose significant challenges to the future of America’s family farms. “Small farms have always been a part of our nation’s fabric, and it cannot be stressed enough that the small family farm is a small family business,” said Subcommi... Read more

  • Making Washington Work for America’s Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Health, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Small Business Owners Sound Off on Obamacare, Regulations, Taxes WASHINGTON – Today small business owners told the House Small Business Committee that Obamacare’s mandates, as well as overregulation and the current tax code, are having a devastating effect on their businesses, employees and customers. “These issues are important because too often, small businesses get the short end of the stick which is counterproductive to the economic health of our nation,” explained House Small Business Comm... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Examines SBA’s 7(a) Loan Program
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    Popular Program Helps Entrepreneurs Access Early Capital WASHINGTON – Today the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations examined the successes of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 7(a) loan program, as well as potential opportunities to strengthen and improve the program. The 7(a) loan program is the SBA’s most common loan program, which made 64,000 loans in FY2015, totaling $24.1 billion. Today’s hearing was the first in a series o... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Approves FY 2018 Views and Estimates
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    WASHINGTON—Today, the House Small Business Committee unanimously approved its Views and Estimates for the FY 2018 budget. The Views and Estimates markup is an important step in the budget process in which House Committees set the funding priorities for the federal agencies within their jurisdiction. “Over the past several years, this Committee has identified numerous issues that have prevented the SBA from playing its vital role in helping small businesses grow our economy,” said Chairman Chabot... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Statement on House Action to Overturn Obama-era DOL Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Workplace Issues

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) made the following statement on House Passage of H.J.Res. 83,a measure which would block implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s controversial “Volks” rule: “As with so many of the Obama-era regulations, small businesses were hit worst and first by the OSHA power grab known as the “Volks” rule. This sweeping new rule not only failed to improve the health and safety of Americans who work for ... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Statement on Senate Confirmation of Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt as the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “From WOTUS to the CO2 rules, our Committee has been spotlighting the EPA's regulatory rampage against American small businesses for years,” said Chairman Chabot. “I am confident that Mr. Pruitt is the right man to rein in this out-of-control agency and provide small businesses wit... Read more

  • Experts: Gov’t Red Tape Has Small Businesses in a Bind
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    WASHINGTON – Economic policy experts told a Small Business subcommittee today that overregulation is harming the health of the U.S. small business economy and stunting economic growth nationwide. Today’s hearing of the Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access comes as House Republicans are delivering on their commitment to provide regulatory relief for America’s 28 million small businesses as promised in A Better Way to Grow our Economy. “The economy grew at an anem... Read more

  • Chabot Statement on Senate Confirmation of Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) made the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Steven Mnuchin as the 77th Secretary of the Treasury “I congratulate Mr. Mnuchin on his confirmation as our nation’s new Treasury Secretary and look forward to working with him to open new doors for America’s 28 million small businesses,” said Chairman Chabot. “Mr. Mnuchin’s strong background in finance gives him a keen understanding of and appreciation for the ... Read more