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  • Chairman Graves Previews National Small Business Week
    Posted in Press Releases on May 10, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Contracting, International Trade

    Chairman Graves Previews National Small Business Week Next week, May 16-20th, will mark the 48th annual National Small Business Week, a recognized time to celebrate the contributions of small businesses to the economic well-being of America. Republican Members of the House Small Business Committee will celebrate American small firms by holding small business forums and listening sessions in their Congressional districts across America. “As National Small Business Week approaches, it is important... Read more

  • Small Business Owners Join Chairman Graves In Calling for Swift Passage of Pending Free Trade Agreements
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    WASHINGTON—House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today called for swift passage of the pending free trade agreements with Panama, Colombia and Korea during a House Small Business full committee hearing. Trade agreements with all three countries were concluded in 2007; however, no action was taken during the 110th or 111th Congresses. Furthermore, in July, the Colombia-Canada and European Union-Korea free trade agreements will go into effect, placing American small businesses ... Read more

  • Graves Names Rep. Scott Tipton Chair of Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, International Trade

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) announced today that Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO) will chair the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade. “As the co-founder of a successful family-owned small business with international sales, Scott Tipton will bring fresh insight to our work to help American entrepreneurs compete in the global marketplace,” said Chairman Graves. Upon being named Subcommittee Chairman, Rep. Tipton stated, “I’m honored to serve on the Small B... Read more

  • Bloomberg: Obama Cabinet Taking to Road to Promote More Exports by Small Businesses
    Posted in Articles on January 27, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    By Mark Drajem, Bloomberg Members of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet plan to travel across the U.S. this year seeking to persuade small businesses to engage in more international trade as part of the administration’s drive to double exports. “For America to win the future, more small and medium- sized businesses must export,” Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said in a statement. More exports means more “good-paying job here at home,” he said. Obama announced a year ago in his State of the Union ad... Read more

  • 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