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  • Learning from History: Committee Examines HUBZone Program @ 20
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON – As the Small Business Administration’s Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program approaches the 20 year anniversary of its establishment, experts told the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce today that the program faces significant challenges with certification and reporting. “When the HUBZone Program was first established, its goal was to create hope for ‘hundreds of thousands of underemployed or unemployed who long ago thoug... Read more

  • House, Senate Leaders Move to Protect Small Businesses, Promote National Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Contracting, Oversight

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – House and Senate leaders with jurisdiction over workforce protections and federal contracting today introduced a joint resolution of disapproval that would block implementation of the Obama administration’s flawed, redundant, and burdensome “blacklisting” rule through the Congressional Review Act. The rule would make a system designed to protect workers less efficient, undermine our nation’s military readiness, and limit the ability of small businesses to compete for federal c... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Praises McMahon Confirmation Hearing Testimony
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Contracting, Oversight, Disaster Assistance

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) made the following statement about SBA Administrator Nominee Linda McMahon's confirmation hearing testimony. "I was extremely impressed with Linda McMahon's confirmation hearing testimony," said Chairman Chabot. "Linda demonstrated that she has the knowledge, experience in job creation, and innovative vision to make the Small Business Administration responsive and accountable to the millions of small businesses it serves.... Read more

  • 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