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  • Small Business Cybersecurity: Coordinating Federal Resources
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    60% of Small Businesses Close Within Six Months of a Cyber Attack WASHINGTON – Experts told the House Small Business Committee today that the federal government must do a better job coordinating federal resources to protect America’s 28 million small businesses from growing and varied cybersecurity threats. “A cyber attack can have serious consequences, not only for small businesses, but also their customers, employees, and business partners,” said Chairman Chabot. “Sixty percent of small busine... Read more

  • Chabot Statement on ZTE’s $1 Billion Settlement
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade, Technology

    Small Business Cybersecurity Hearing Set for TOMORROW WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) made the following statement on the announcement that a Chinese cellphone equipment company will plead guilty to charges that it violated sanctions restricting technology sales to Iran. The announcement from the Departments of Commerce and Justice that the company, ZTE, will pay a $1 billion settlement to the U.S. government comes the day before the Small Business Comm... Read more

  • Better Broadband for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America, Technology

    Chabot Backs House Move to Protect Small Biz from FCC Internet Takeover Watch Chairman Chabot’s Floor Remarks HERE WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) today hailed House passage of H.R. 288, the Small Business Broadband Deployment Act. This legislation exempts small businesses from burdensome new Internet regulations imposed by President Obama’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for five years. The measure also increases the number of small businesses... Read more

  • House Passes 5 Year SBIR/STTR Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the House passed a five-year reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs as part of the 55th National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “In an era of unfair global competition, making it easier for American small businesses to develop and commercialize new, innovative products is essential for both our economic and... Read more

  • Opportunity Rising: Effects of New Regulations on the Commercial Drone Industry
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Technology

    FAA: 90 percent of drone owners will be small businesses WASHINGTON – Small business owners told a key Congressional subcommittee today that new federal regulation that allows commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems, otherwise known as drones or UAS, are opening up the skies and opportunities for new jobs and economic growth. However, effective and efficient implementation of the rule and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) next steps to fully and safely integrate UAS into the ... Read more

  • House Passes Committee-Led Small Business Cybersecurity Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Bipartisan Measure Helps Protects Small Biz from Online Hackers WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) today applauded House passage of H.R. 5064, the Improving Small Business Cyber Security Act of 2016, bipartisan legislation which gives small businesses access to additional tools, resources and expertise to help protect their sensitive electronic data from cyber-threats. “American small businesses are under cyberattack like never before,” said House Small Busi... Read more

  • @HouseSmallBiz and #SubEnergyPower Press EPA on Rules Limiting Refrigerants
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Technology

    Chabot and Olson Concerned with proposed rule’s impact on American businesses and consumers WASHINGTON, DC – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and House Energy and Power Subcommittee Vice Chairman Pete Olson (R-TX)today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy requesting information related to the legality, cost, and feasibility of the agency’s proposed rule restricting several hydrofluorocarbon (HFCs) refrigerants in residenti... Read more

  • Chabot Hails Passage of Accelerating Access to Capital Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Technology

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement about House passage of H.R. 2357, the Accelerating Access to Capital Act, legislation which will help entrepreneurs raise capital to start and grow their small businesses: “Access to capital remains a critical issue for America’s 28 million small businesses. Many of our existing laws and federal regulation make access to capital more difficult for small businesses than for large businesses. HR 2... 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

  • Committee Probes Foreign Cyber Attacks on U.S. Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Chabot: “Impacts both our national security and our economic security” WASHINGTON – Leading cybersecurity experts warned members of the House Small Business Committee today that American small businesses are at great and growing risk of cyberattacks from foreign hackers. Today’s hearing was part of the Committee’s ongoing effort to spotlight the cyber security threats faced by America’s 28 million small businesses and develop solutions to combat the threat. “Small business cyber security has be... Read more