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  • Chairman Chabot on FoxNews.com: When small businesses succeed, America succeeds
    Posted in Op-Eds on November 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Chairman Chabot on FoxNews.com: When small businesses succeed, America succeeds November 27, 2015 Three guys walk into a Small Business Administration regional office – a shopkeeper, a rancher and an app developer. No, that’s not the set-up for a bad joke. It’s a useful way of thinking about how policymakers must expand our understanding of small business in the 21st Century. Only by clearly understanding and appreciating the changing face of small business in America can we enact meaningful ref... Read more

  • Celebrating America's Entrepreneurs
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Washington - The Small Business Committee today spotlighted the contribution of entrepreneurs to America’s economy during a full committee hearing on National Entrepreneurs’ Day. The Committee heard from a diverse panel of entrepreneurs on how they were able to achieve the American Dream, creating jobs and spurring economic growth in the process. The panel also testified about the challenges of entrepreneurship. “At a time when business deaths are outnumbering business births, it is vitally impo... Read more

  • Chabot Statement on WOTUS and EPA Overreach
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Chabot Statement on WOTUS and EPA Overreach WASHINGTON - Today, the Obama Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is acting against bipartisan, bicameral concerns by moving ahead with a sweeping new rule to redefine what are considered to be “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. The new rule gives the EPA power to regulate everything from ponds and streams to even backyard puddles. In response to these actions, Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-O... Read more

  • Lifting Up American Families With Smarter, Less Burdensome Regulations
    Posted in Op-Eds on February 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Lifting Up American Families With Smarter, Less Burdensome Regulations By Steve Chabot Feb. 4, 2015 Roll Call America’s small businesses are the way millions of families get ahead in life. Small businesses employ about half of all working Americans, and create 2 of every 3 new job opportunities. These small businesses do their best to provide services to their communities and good wages for their employees. On average, however, they’re also shouldering a cost of about $11,000 per employee just t... Read more

  • Graves-Sponsored Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act Included in Major Jobs Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today applauded the Jobs for America Act (H.R. 4). The legislation includes the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act, which would ensure that federal agencies fully consider the consequences of rulemaking on small business. “Washington’s mounting regulatory burden is destructive to America’s 28 million small businesses and harmful to the economy,” said Chairman Graves. “A recent study found that federal regulations cost $2 trillion in ... Read more

  • Graves' Statement on Study Showing Regulatory Burden Costing Small Manufacturers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today released the following statement regarding a new study from the National Association of Manufacturers that highlights the regulatory burden that confronts small manufacturers: “Small businesses face record levels of red tape under President Obama’s policies, and America’s small manufacturers can attest that the regulatory burden is a growing problem. A study showing that federal regulations annually cost $2 trillion should be a wake... Read more

  • Graves Asks SBA to Study Rise in Occupational Licenses
    Posted in Press Releases on August 20, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today requested that the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy conduct a study on the rise of occupational licensing across states and the economic effects of licensing on entrepreneurs. In his letter, addressed to the Chief Counsel for Advocacy, Winslow Sargent, Graves outlines the steep rise of occupations subject to state and local licensure laws, which now directly affects about one in three occupations and creates barrie... Read more

  • Committee Challenges EPA’s Failure to Assess Regulatory Impact on Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America, Oversight

    The House Small Business Committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today conducted an oversight hearing to determine whether the Environmental Protection Agency is assessing the impacts of its rules on small businesses as required by law. The Committee examined the EPA’s failure to assess the economic impacts of both the recently issued “waters of the United States” proposed rule and the proposed rules to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power plants on small busines... Read more

  • Committee Examines Onerous Licensing Barriers for Entrepreneurs
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America, Oversight

    The House Small Business Committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today examined the barriers that certain state licensing requirements impose on entrepreneurs and individuals seeking economic opportunity, and how the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can utilize advocacy and enforcement of federal anti-trust laws to prohibit anticompetitive regulations. On March 26, 2014, the Subcommittee on Contracting and the Workforce held a hearing with testimony from entrepreneurs who enco... Read more

  • Graves Welcomes Extended Comment Period for Controversial ‘Waters’ Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today welcomed the Environmental Protection Agency’s and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision, as requested by Graves and other Committee Members, to extend the comment period on a controversial and costly new proposed rule that would expand the reach of Clean Water Act regulations. “We told the agencies that they need to listen to America’s small businesses, farmers and ranchers about the costly impact of this rule. The decision to... Read more