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  • Roll Call: GOP Members Want Small-Business Owners to Sound Off
    Posted in Articles on September 15, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    GOP Members Want Small-Business Owners to Sound Off By Jessica Estepa, Roll Call Republican members of the House Small Business Committee are launching an online initiative Friday to invite small-business owners to share their stories and opinions on policies. The Small Biz Open Mic, which will be hosted on the GOP’s committee website, will allow business owners to send their feedback directly to the committee, whether it’s through a written response or a video testimonial. “To do our jobs well... Read more

  • Small Business Subcommittee Chairwoman Renee Ellmers To Deliver Weekly Republican Address
    Posted in Press Releases on June 24, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Technology

    WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announced yesterday that House Small Business Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology Chairwoman Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) will discuss Republicans’ job creation plan in the party’s weekly address on Saturday, June 25. “As Washington remains focused on the economy, the House of Representatives has led Congress in passing legislation that unleashes the power of our nation’s job creators and provides a more certain environment for private sector... Read more

  • Ellmers Examines Barriers in Health IT for Small Medical Practices
    Posted in Press Releases on June 2, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Technology

    WASHINGTON, DC—Healthcare and Technology Subcommittee Chairwoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) today held a hearing to examine the barriers small medical practices face in adopting health information technology (health IT). In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that only an estimated 25 percent of office-based physicians had a fully functional Electronic Health Records (EHR) system, and 10 percent had a basic EHR system. Studies have also shown that there is a substantial digital ... Read more

  • Chairman Graves Applauds Passage of Small Business Extension Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON— House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today issued the following statement after the House passage of the Small Business Temporary Extension Act of 2011 (S. 1082) by a vote of 387-33: “I am pleased that my colleagues voted to support our nation’s small businesses by preventing the expiration of seven SBA programs, including the vitally important SBIR and STTR programs. These programs will help spur economic growth and create jobs by designating research and develo... Read more

  • Chairman Graves Statement On The Senate Small Business Bill Cloture Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today released the following statement in response to the Senate failing to invoke cloture on the Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) reauthorization bill: “I’m disappointed that the Senate failed to move closer to passing such an important program for America’s small businesses. We are progressing with our legislation in the House and expect it to pass with broad bipartisan support. We will continue our dialogue with the Senate... Read more

  • Congresswoman Ellmers: SBIR Program Creates Jobs and Sparks Economic Growth
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON— U.S. Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology, today held a hearing to examine ways to better improve and strengthen the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. This is the second in a series of committee events related to SBIR reauthorization this year. “We should be examining and utilizing every possible avenue that will create American jobs and spar... Read more

  • Chairwoman Ellmers Introduces SBIR Reauthorization Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    House Small Business Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology Chairwoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) today introduced legislation to reauthorize the Small Business Innovation and Research program. The bipartisan bill is called the “Creating Jobs Through Small Business Innovation Act of 2011” (H.R. 1425). Chairwoman Ellmers issued the following comment: “This bill is a win-win for America -- it will help small businesses across the nation create jobs and produce new technical and scientific solutions t... Read more

  • ICYMI - Fox Business: Lawmakers: SBIR Reauthorization Will Spur Job Growth
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 7, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Lawmakers: SBIR Reauthorization Will Spur Job Growth By Kate Rogers April 07, 2011 The House of Representatives’ Small Business Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology met Thursday for a hearing on "Creating Jobs Through Small Business Innovation." At the center of the hearing was a push from both House Democrats and Republicans to reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR). Rep. Sam Graves(R-MO) said the SBIR reauthorization is long overdue, it’s been eight years since... Read more

  • Graves Names Rep. Renee Ellmers Chair of Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Technology

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) announced today that Representative Renee Ellmers (R-NC) will chair the Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology. “As a nurse and small business owner, Renee Ellmers will be a great resource as the Committee examines ways we can improve the health care law without creating new problems for American entrepreneurs,” said Chairman Graves. Upon being named Subcommittee Chairman, Rep. Ellmers stated, “I am honored by the opportunity to serve ... Read more

  • CNN Money: Obama's Keystone Pipeline Nix Worries Small Business
    Posted in Articles on January 20, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Rural America, Contracting, Technology

    Obama's Keystone Pipeline Nix Worries Small Business By Jose Pagliery January 20, 2012 The hopes of some small business owners in the Nebraskan towns of Fairbury and Steele City were crushed when the Obama administration rejected a proposed expansion of the Keystone oil sands pipeline. Extending the Canadian pipeline 1,179 miles to the area promised both towns another chance to bounce back from the ongoing economic crisis. In 2010, when the first line was built, waves of engineers and construct... Read more