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  • Chabot Announces Committee Leadership for 115th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Health, Access to Capital, Energy, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America, Contracting, International Trade, Oversight

    WASHINGTON—House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) today announced the Committee’s leadership team for the 115th Congress. “All of our Small Business Committee Members are bringing invaluable experience and unmatched enthusiasm to our work already,” said Chairman Chabot. “I know that these individuals who have stepped up to lead our subcommittees will lead by example in turning ideas into solutions for America’s 28 million small businesses.” 115th Congress Small Business Co... Read more

  • House Passes Small Business Regulatory Reform Measure
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Regulatory Accountability Act Includes Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements WATCH Chairman Chabot’s Floor Remarks HERE. WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot’s measure to force federal regulators to craft smarter, less burdensome regulations that take into consideration their direct and reasonably foreseeable indirect economic effects, especially on small businesses. Chabot’s bill, introduced last week as the Small... Read more

  • Better Broadband for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America, Technology

    Chabot Backs House Move to Protect Small Biz from FCC Internet Takeover Watch Chairman Chabot’s Floor Remarks HERE WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) today hailed House passage of H.R. 288, the Small Business Broadband Deployment Act. This legislation exempts small businesses from burdensome new Internet regulations imposed by President Obama’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for five years. The measure also increases the number of small businesses... Read more

  • House Passes Chairman Chabot’s Bill to Help Startups Access Early Capital
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    HALOS Act Wins Bipartisan Support, Advances to U.S. Senate Watch Chairman Chabot’s full remarks HERE. WASHINGTON – The U.S. House has passed Small Business Committee Chairman Chabot’s bipartisan legislation to help startup companies access early capital. H.R. 79, the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act, was passed by a vote of 344 to 73. “One popular way small businesses connect with angel investors is through ‘demo days,’” said Chairman Chabot (R-Ohio). “These exciting events are spons... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot on Passage of REINS Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement upon House passage of H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act: "The regulatory impact of the Obama Administration on small businesses has been devastating,” said Chairman Chabot. “The REINS Act takes a giant step in returning power to the American people and making the Washington bureaucracy accountable to them.” The REINS Act would send new rules that will ha... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Introduces Bill to Help Startups Access Early Capital
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    WASHINGTON – As the 115th Congress gets to work, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) introduced H.R. 79, the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act. Identified as a way to create opportunities for new entrepreneurs in House Republicans’ Better Way plan for the economy, this bill builds on a provision of the 2012 JOBS Act by allowing angel investor groups established by local governments, non-profits, universities and other organizations to host events designed to ... Read more

  • House Moves to Stop Obama’s “Midnight Regulations”
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement upon House passage of H.R. 21, the Midnight Rules Relief Act, 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, issuing major rules that have cost over $100 billion annually,” said Chairman Chabot. “A disproportionate share of those ... Read more

  • A Better Way Begins Today
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act Introduced on Day 1 of New Congress WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) kicked off the 115th Congress by introducing H.R. 33, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2017. The bill forces federal regulators to craft smarter, less burdensome regulations that take into consideration their direct and reasonably foreseeable indirect economic effects, especially on small businesses. “Sm... Read more

  • Still Overdue: Answers from OMB on Paperwork Reduction Requirements
    Posted in Press Releases on December 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Oversight

    Chairmen Ask Why Agency Failed to Issue Required Reports Two Years in a Row WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH), joined by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), today demanded answers from the Office and Management and Budget (OMB) about its failure to submit required annual reports to Congress on the federal government’s efforts to reduce the paperwork burden on individuals and small businesses. OMB failed to issue ... Read more

  • Chabot in Forbes: For Small Business Saturday, A Plan For Regulatory Easing
    Posted in Op-Eds on November 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    For Small Business Saturday, A Plan For Regulatory Easing By Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) November 23, 2016 Forbes Opinion America’s 28 million small businesses are the keystone of our economy. This weekend, we will celebrate Small Business Saturday, an opportunity to recognize America’s entrepreneurs and rededicate ourselves to helping them prosper. We can support them through our patronage and with good public policy that will help them achieve prosperity. Small businesses create nearly seven... Read more