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  • Ellmers Requests Update From Sebellius on Health IT Safety Concerns
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Technology

    House Small Business Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology Chairwoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) today sent a letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), inquiring about whether the Department has adopted the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) recommendations for improving the safety of health information technology (IT). The report, issued in November, recommended several steps to be taken by HHS and called for greater oversight by the public and private sectors. The IOM... Read more

  • Graves Applauds FCC’s Decision To Block Lightsquared
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) issued the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to block LightSquared’s planned broadband network due to its interference with the Global Positioning System (GPS): “Broadband investment provides substantial benefits to both consumers, small business owners, and the overall economy particularly in e-commerce, agriculture, education, health care, and other sectors. But our position has always been that Lig... Read more

  • Washington Post: Small Business Committees, Advocates Hesitant to Back Obama’s Restructuring Proposal
    Posted in Articles on January 13, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Contracting, International Trade, Technology, Oversight

    Small Business Committees, Advocates Hesitant to Back Obama’s Restructuring Proposal By J.D. Harrison, Washington Post Lawmakers and small business advocacy groups today applauded the President Obama’s decision to add a cabinet seat for the head of the Small Business Administration, but many were hesitant to back his broader proposal to restructure part of the federal government. On the heels of the president’s announcement that SBA Administrator Karen Mills would join his cabinet, Senator Mary... Read more

  • Graves and Hall Announce Deal On SBIR Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) and House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Ralph Hall (R-TX) tonight announced that a deal to reauthorize the SBIR/STTR program, which was set to expire on December 16th, has been agreed upon. Legislation to reauthorize the program will be included as an Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “The SBIR and STTR programs are one of government’s most effective programs for spurring innovative ideas among... Read more

  • Ellmers Subcommittee Examines Issues Facing Small Businesses in Combating Cyber Terrorism
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    “Statistics also show that nearly 60 percent of small businesses will close within six months after a cyber attack. Given the fact that small companies are our nation’s best job creators and economic drivers— this is greatly alarming.” WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Small Business Healthcare and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) today held a subcommittee hearing to examine the issues faced by small businesses in combating cyber security threats, including the role of the federal gov... Read more

  • Hearing on LightSquared’s Impact on Small Businesses TODAY
    Posted in Media Advisories on October 11, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Today, the House Small Business Committee held a hearing entitled, “LightSquared: The Impact to Small Business GPS Users.” The hearing focused on the impact on small businesses that may result from LightSquared’s use of its spectrum to provide broadband service near the Global Positioning System (GPS). Small businesses, including farmers, construction contractors, surveyors, and the general aviation industry, rely on the accuracy of GPS. Potential interference with GPS raises significant concern... Read more

  • 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