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  • NO MORE EXCUSES: IG Chides SBA on Mismanagement, Lax IT Security
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Technology, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Inspector General for the Small Business Administration (SBA) told members of the House Small Business Committee that the agency is failing to address long-standing management problems identified by her office, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Congress. SBA Inspector General Peggy Gustafson warned lawmakers that these failures could be impacting the agency’s ability to serve America’s small businesses in a timely, effective and digitally secure mann... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Holds Roundtable on Executive Orders
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Contracting, Workplace Issues

    WASHINGTON - Today, Members of the House Committee on Small Business heard from representatives of the small business community about the crushing impact of President Obama’s executive orders on America’s small businesses at a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill. The discussion was led by full Committee Steve Chabot (R-OH), Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Chairman Richard Hanna (R-NY) and Committee Member Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA). “It is clear from this morning’s discussions that the... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot in INJO: How Congress Is Removing Obstacles For American Entrepreneurs
    Posted in Op-Eds on March 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Contracting

    How Congress Is Removing Obstacles For American Entrepreneurs By Chairman Steve Chabot March 7, 2016 I was recently reminded of an old story about Ohio’s legendary aviators, Wilbur and Orville Wright. The Wright Brothers hailed from just north of my district in Dayton and embodied the spirit of American entrepreneurship through their risk-taking, innovation and perseverance. When people asked them what made their machine fly, the Wright Brothers didn’t get into a physics lesson. They cut straig... Read more

  • Chabot: Small Biz Provides Quality to the Warfighter and Value to the Taxpayer
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Technology

    Chairman Testifies Before House Armed Services Committee on NDAA Click on Image to Watch Full Video of Chabot's Testimony WASHINGTON – House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) told members of the House Armed Services Committee that small businesses are vital to America’s national security because they foster competition and innovation, leading to better products and services for the U.S. military. Chabot urged his colleagues on the panel to incorporate H.R. 4341, the Defend... Read more

  • Hotline Truths: Issues Raised by Recent Audits of Defense Contracting
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Oversight

    Audits Reveal Problems with DoD Subcontracting for Small Firms Small Business Committee Has Approved Bipartisan Reform Legislation WASHINGTON – Today an official from the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) told a Congressional subcommittee that two key Marine Corps commands failed to meet their legally-mandated requirements for small business subcontracting plans. The hearing comes as the House Committee on Small Business continues its efforts to help small firms better... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Weighs in on SBA FY2017 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Contracting, Technology, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – The House Committee on Small Business approved its official views and estimates on the FY2017 budget for the Small Business Administration (SBA) today. While Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) noted bipartisan support for key programs designed to help entrepreneurs, he stressed the need for swift action to correct serious management problems at the SBA related to IT security, access to capital and competition for federal contracts. “Federal taxpayers and American entrepreneurs m... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Approves Defending America’s Small Contractors Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    First Committee Markup of 2016 Bipartisan Legislation Advances to U.S. House WASHINGTON – The U.S. House Committee on Small Business today approved bipartisan legislation to expand and improve opportunties for America’s small firms to compete for federal contracts. The measure, H.R. 4341, the Defending America’s Small Contractors Act of 2016, was approved unanimously by the panel and now advances to the full House of Representatives for consideration. “As a Committee, we’ve worked tirelessly to ... Read more

  • Helping the Helpers: Empowering Small Business Advocates
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Today small federal contractors stressed to the House Small Business Committee the need to modernize and reform the federal rules for small business advocates so they can better advise and assist small companies who do business with the federal government. The diverse panel of stakeholders told the Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce that while some progress has been made, much more needs to be done to empower small business advocates such as the Procurement Center Representat... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot on Signing of 2016 NDAA: America’s small businesses can bring quality to the warfighter and value to the taxpayer
    Posted in Press Releases on November 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    Chairman Chabot on Signing of 2016 NDAA: America’s small businesses can bring quality to the warfighter and value to the taxpayer WASHINGTON –Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after President Obama signed the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law. “While I was disappointed in the President’s initial decision to veto the NDAA, I am pleased that he has now approved this vitally important national security measure. The NDAA ha... Read more

  • Fairness for American Farmers and Ranchers This Thanksgiving
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America, Contracting, Oversight

    Today, the Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade heard testimony on the need to reform the Small Business Administration (SBA) small business size standards for agriculture. A panel of stakeholders described to lawmakers how the SBA’s standards for determining which businesses qualify as small businesses put American farmers and ranchers at a serious disadvantage when competing for federal contracts and applying for SBA loans. The SBA’s current size standard fo... Read more