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  • An Uber-Taxing Experience for New Entrepreneurs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Workplace Issues, Technology, Oversight

    TaskRabbit, Experts Describe Challenges of the Sharing Economy to Congress WASHINGTON – A representative for the on-demand platform company TaskRabbit told the House Small Business Committee today that the current tax, regulatory and legal climate threatens the success of entrepreneurs in the new sharing economy. The panel of experts described to lawmakers the bevy of new tax compliance challenges faced by small employers, employees and their customers as they navigate the online, app-driven sh... Read more

  • Small Businesses Providing Job Opportunities for All Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Workplace Issues

    WASHINGTON – Today, entrepreneurs shared their personal stories with the House Small Business Committee about providing employment opportunities for adults with autism, Down syndrome and other intellectual or developmental disorders, syndromes, or disabilities. Witnesses told members of the Committee how these individuals boost morale and productivity in the workplace while raising awareness about the untapped talents and abilities of this often-overlooked community. “For adults with intellectua... Read more

  • "Job-Killer" : Chairman Chabot Pans DOL’s Final Overtime Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Workplace Issues

    Says Rule Threatens Success of Small Businesses and their Employees WASHINGTON - House Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the Department of Labor announced its final overtime rule, which will hurt small employers and their employees: “Yet again, President Obama has chosen to ignore desperate pleas from millions of America’s small businesses and whack them with a new regulation that will result in job losses, demotions, less flexibility, lower wages, a... Read more

  • Cheers to Making it in the U.S.A.
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Workplace Issues, Technology, Oversight

    John Ratzenberger Pitches American Manufacturing to Congress WASHINGTON – Emmy-nominated actor and “Made in America” advocate John Ratzenberger told members of the House Small Business Committee that the face of American manufacturing has changed dramatically in recent years, presenting new job opportunities for millions of Americans. Ratzenberger, best known as Cliff Clavin from the sitcom Cheers and the voice of Hamm from Pixar’s Toy Story movies, testified alongside a panel of small manufact... Read more

  • Send It Back: Small Biz Committee Urges OMB to Reject Harmful DOL Overtime Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Workplace Issues, Oversight

    Send It Back: Small Biz Committee Urges OMB to Reject Harmful DOL Overtime Rule WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Republican Committee Members today urged the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to reject a new Department of Labor (DOL) rule that will destroy jobs, lower wages, and reduce benefits for the millions of Americans who work for small businesses and other small employers. In a letter to Howard Shelanski, the Administrator of the Office of ... Read more

  • Helping Small Business Employees Save for Their Golden Years
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Workplace Issues, Oversight

    Ohio Entrepreneurs Share their Success Stories WASHINGTON – Days before National Small Business Week, members of Ohio’s small business community stressed to lawmakers the importance of protecting and strengthening a plan used by many small companies to help their employees save for retirement. "With National Small Business Week right around the corner, we must do all we can to support America’s 28 million small businesses which are responsible for seven out of every ten new jobs created," said H... Read more

  • “UTTER HORROR”: What Happens When Small Business Suffers a Cyberattack
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Workplace Issues, Technology, Oversight

    Committee Hears Harrowing Story about Small Biz Cybersecurity Expert: Could Be Used as Conduit to Attack Gov’t Systems WASHINGTON – Today, a small business owner from Maine shared his harrowing personal experience as the victim of a cyberattack with members of the House Committee on Small Business. At the hearing, expert witnesses also told lawmakers that increased, sophisticated cyberattacks pose a threat to both small businesses and the federal government. “The owners, employees and customers... Read more

  • REGULATION NATION: The Hidden Small Business Tax
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Workplace Issues, Oversight

    Small Business Committee Calls for Cutting Red Tape on Small Biz Click to Read Chabot’s Op-Ed for FoxNews.com on Reducing Regulatory Burdens WASHINGTON – Days before the filing deadline for federal income taxes, members of the small business community told Congress that new government regulations are making it harder and more costly for small companies to start, grow and expand their business. Witnesses at today’s hearing described how new rules from the Obama administration are a “hidden tax” ... 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

  • Committee Examines Retirement Plan Challenges For Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Workplace Issues

    The Small Business Committee, led by Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), today held a hearing to examine the state of retirement savings for small employers, the barriers they face in offering plans, and how the recent employment trend to more part-time workers affects retirement participation. “Saving and preparing for retirement has always been a struggle for Americans, and offering retirement plans has likewise been a challenge for small businesses,” said Chairman Graves. “With an aging baby-boomer ... Read more