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  • Wall Street Journal: For Small Businesses, Big World Beckons
    Posted in Articles on January 26, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    By Justin Lahart, Wall Street Journal Husband-and-wife business partners Matt and Rene Greff are on track to open the first out-of-state branch of their Michigan brewpub later this year—in Bangalore, India. At Peter Frykman's Palo Alto, Calif., irrigation-equipment company, seven of the 20 employees are located outside the U.S., in China and India, while Gangesh Ganesan's communications-chip firm, in San Jose, has about a quarter of its staffers in Istanbul, and others in Tokyo and Taipei. While... Read more

  • Chamber Poll: Small Biz Blames D.C.
    Posted in Articles on January 18, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Health, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Contracting, International Trade, Oversight

    “…78 percent of small businesses believe that taxation, regulation and legislation from Washington make it harder for businesses to hire more employees — and 74 percent blame the recent health care reforms passed by the Obama administration for creating an impediment to job creation.” Chamber Poll: Small Biz Blames D.C. By Tim Mak, Politico January 18, 2012 The overwhelming majority of small businesses think the country’s economy is on the wrong track, blame Washington taxes and red tape for th... Read more

  • Chamber Poll: Small Biz Blames D.C.
    Posted in Articles on January 18, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Health, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Contracting, International Trade, Oversight

    “…78 percent of small businesses believe that taxation, regulation and legislation from Washington make it harder for businesses to hire more employees — and 74 percent blame the recent health care reforms passed by the Obama administration for creating an impediment to job creation.” Chamber Poll: Small Biz Blames D.C. By Tim Mak, Politico January 18, 2012 The overwhelming majority of small businesses think the country’s economy is on the wrong track, blame Washington taxes and red tape for th... Read more

  • Small Business Owners Report U.S. Trade Agreements Help Protect Intellectual Property
    Posted in Press Releases on July 21, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade, Technology

    Today, the House Small Business Committee held a hearing entitled “The Impact of Intellectual Property on Entrepreneurship and Job Creation” to examine the importance of intellectual property on small businesses’ economic growth. Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) said, “Protecting intellectual property is critical to our economy, jobs, and consumers. A violation of intellectual property laws directly affects a company’s brand, market share, bottom line, ability to export, and creates a number of ... Read more

  • “Evaluating the Impact of Small Business Trade Policy on Job Creation and Economic Growth”
    Posted in Media Advisories on April 28, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    The House Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 to examine the effect small business trade policy has on job creation and economic development. WHAT: “Evaluating the Impact of Small Business Trade Policy on Job Creation and Economic Growth” WHEN: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 1:00 p.m. WHERE: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building Witness List—for planning purposes only: Mr. Roger Johnson President National Farmers Union Dr. Gary Clyde Hufbauer Reginald Jones Senio... Read more

  • Graves: Failure to Expand Trade “Detrimental”
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    Today, the House Small Business Committee held a hearing to examine small business trade policies. Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) focused on the benefits of increased global market access for small businesses, and stressed that failure to expand trade opportunities in the near future could be “detrimental” to small businesses and the United States’ economy. Ranking Member Graves said, “With 95 percent of the world’s consumers living outside the U.S., it is clear that expanding trade opportunit... Read more

  • Graves: Expanding Trade Brings Jobs, Opportunity
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    House Small Business Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) has released the following statement in response to President Obama’s visit to Macon, Missouri: “Folks in my home state of Missouri are no different than anyone else in America - they need jobs. They need opportunities. They need to bring home a paycheck and support their families. But most of all, they need the President to stop putting up barriers that prevent our businesses from competing in the global marketplace. “The President... Read more

  • Wall Street Journal: Obama Trade Goals Face Doubts
    Posted in Articles on April 28, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    By Sudeep Reddy, Wall Street Journal President Barack Obama's goal of doubling U.S. exports over the next five years will be difficult to meet, business leaders and economists say, because of the lack of momentum on demolishing trade barriers and the shift by more American companies toward producing overseas. U.S. exporters want Washington to put more pressure on trading partners to eliminate tariffs, crack down on intellectual-property violations and take a harder line on trading partners' curr... Read more

  • Ranking Member Graves: It’s Time For A Commitment To Real Growth
    Posted in Op-Eds on March 3, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, International Trade

    For more than a year, Americans across the country have been asking, “Where are the jobs?” as our economy continues to struggle. Unemployment still hovers around 10 percent. New-home sales have plummeted to a record low. Retail sales remain weak, and consumer confidence has dropped to the lowest level in 10 months. Businesses are skittish — not only about what our economic future holds, but also about the job-killing policies Washington has in store. After failing for a full year to craft real s... Read more

  • “The Future of Specialty Crops for Small Family Farmers”
    Posted in Media Advisories on July 30, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America, International Trade

    Hearing: “The Future of Specialty Crops for Small Family Farmers” WASHINGTON- The House Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing entitled, “The Future of Specialty Crops for Small Family Farmers,” on Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 10:00am in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The Committee will examine Title X of the Farm Bill and the benefits that it will have for family farmers that produce specialty crops. Officials from the Department of Agriculture, representatives of trade ... Read more