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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

  • 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

  • “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

  • House Passes Five Bipartisan Bills to Help Small Business Thrive
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America, Contracting, Technology, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today approved five bipartisan bills to protect and provide opportunities for small businesses, save taxpayers money and promote greater accountability from the federal government. All five measures were spearheaded by the House Committee on Small Business and now move to the U.S. Senate for consideration. “Small businesses give us the majority of our new jobs,” said House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “These are just five of ... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Approves Reauthorization for Key Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade, Technology, Oversight

    WASHINGTON – The House Committee on Small Business today approved two bipartisan pieces of legislation to foster innovation from America’s small businesses and help them better compete in the global science and technology marketplaces. The first, H.R. 4783, reauthorizes the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs ahead of their scheduled expiration dates in 2017. Chairman Chabot has made the reauthorization of SBIR and STTR a top prio... Read more

  • 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

  • Innovation Nation: One Step Congress Can Take to Help Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Technology

    Committee Getting a “Jump Start” on Reauthorizing Two Key SBA Programs SBIR/STTR Help Small Firms Get New, Life-Saving Technology to Market WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) announced at a hearing that he will begin the process for reauthorizing two key programs administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help small firms perform research and development in the science and technology sectors. The Small Business Innovation Research ... 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

  • 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 Hosts Roundtable on Burdensome FCC Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America, Technology, Oversight

    WASHINGTON - Small Business Committee Members hosted a roundtable discussion on the impact of new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations and reporting requirements on rural telecommunications and broadband deployment for small firms. The discussion was led by Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology Chairwoman Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-American Samoa). “As we continue to work through the 114th Congress, it is my goal to ensure that we do all we can to assist tele... Read more