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  • 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

  • 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