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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

  • Small Business Provisions in the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Blog on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    Small Business Provisions in the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act You can read the full text of the Conference Report for the FY17 NDAA HERE. Section 1801 – Plain Language Rewrite of Requirements for Small Business Procurements This section rewords section 15 (a) of the Small Business Act as plain English so that small businesses and contracting agencies will better understand the current requirements of the law. This language originated from H.R. 4341, the Defending America’s Small Contr... Read more

  • Chabot Statement on House Passage of NDAA Conference Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    Key Small Business Committee Provisions Included in Defense Bill Click Image to View Chairman Chabot's NDAA Floor Speech WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the conference report of the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “The FY17 NDAA recognizes that small businesses play a vital and indispensable role in providing for the common defense,” Chairman Chabot said. “Small busines... Read more

  • Chabot, Velázquez Challenge OMB on Procurement Policy
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Ranking Member Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), wrote to the Office of Management and Budget criticizing the implementation of Category Management, a procurement policy that has been shown to negatively harm small businesses. “By moving ahead with its Category Management scam, OMB has decided to deny small businesses the ability to fully and fairly compete for federal contracts,” Chairman Chabot said. “I will continue to work... 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

  • Small Biz is Out of This World
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Technology

    Curbelo Hearing Spotlights Importance of Small Companies to NASA WASHINGTON – Today small business owners told a key Congressional subcommittee that their companies and others like them play a vital role in meeting the needs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).Witnesses and lawmakers also discussed ways to strengthen and improve the critical partnership between small companies and NASA as the agency prepares to celebrate its 58th anniversary later this month. “Designing ... Read more

  • A Better Way to Grow Our Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Energy, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America, Contracting

    Third Plank of Bold Agenda Includes More Than 100 Ideas to Tackle Excessive Regulations, Develop American Energy, and Promote Financial Independence From the Office of the Speaker: WASHINGTON—Today, House Republicans unveiled a plan to grow our economy by tackling excessive regulations, developing American energy, and promoting financial independence for people who work hard and do the right thing. It is our vision for a Confident America that is the best place in the world to live, work, build... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot in Defense News: Look to US Small Businesses to Supply War Fighters
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    Look to US Small Businesses to Supply War Fighters By Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) Defense News May 16, 2016 For 55 years, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been the primary way Congress meets its constitutional responsibility to “provide for the common defense.” As a vital national security policy bill, the NDAA has always provided our war fighters with the resources they need to defend the United States from the great and varied threats we face from adversaries around the word.... Read more

  • House Passes Five Bipartisan Bills to Help Small Business Thrive
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America, Contracting, Technology, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today approved five bipartisan bills to protect and provide opportunities for small businesses, save taxpayers money and promote greater accountability from the federal government. All five measures were spearheaded by the House Committee on Small Business and now move to the U.S. Senate for consideration. “Small businesses give us the majority of our new jobs,” said House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “These are just five of ... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Leaders Urge Contracting Changes at Federal Agency
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – The Democratic and Republican leadership of the House Small Business Committee today wrote to the Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), criticizing how the agency’s procurement procedures impact small businesses. In their letter, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), the Ranking Democrat on the Committee and Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), the Chairman of the Committee, said a number of recent changes at GSA have made it more difficult for small firms to join the fede... Read more