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  • 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

  • Small Business Owners Report U.S. Trade Agreements Help Protect Intellectual Property
    Posted in Press Releases on July 21, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade, Technology

    Today, the House Small Business Committee held a hearing entitled “The Impact of Intellectual Property on Entrepreneurship and Job Creation” to examine the importance of intellectual property on small businesses’ economic growth. Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) said, “Protecting intellectual property is critical to our economy, jobs, and consumers. A violation of intellectual property laws directly affects a company’s brand, market share, bottom line, ability to export, and creates a number of ... Read more

  • Graves Urges Commitment to Expanded Broadband Infrastructure in Rural Communities
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America, Technology

    At today’s House Small Business Committee hearing on the impact that broadband services have on small businesses, the economy and job creation, Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) expressed concern about the lack of broadband infrastructure in rural America. Ranking Member Graves said, “The Internet and related technologies are not as widespread as we would like to think. There is a severe lack of appropriate infrastructure that limits many American communities, businesses, and families from gainin... Read more

  • Lawmakers Call Upon Agencies to Cut Red Tape on Recovery Act Broadband Expansion Grants for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on November 17, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    A bipartisan group of 21 lawmakers on the House Small Business Committee wrote the National Telecommunications and Information Agency (NTIA) and Rural Utilities Service (RUS) today, asking the agencies to lower barriers so small businesses can participate in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s broadband expansion initiatives. The letter, signed by both Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), the Chairwoman of the House Committee on Small Business, and Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), the Ranking Member ... Read more

  • Hearing: “The Recovery Act and Broadband: Evaluation of Broadband Investments on Small Businesses and Job Creation”
    Posted in Committee Hearings on October 28, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    *** COMMITTEE HEARING *** Hearing: “The Recovery Act and Broadband: Evaluation of Broadband Investments on Small Businesses and Job Creation” WASHINGTON- The House Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing entitled, “The Recovery Act and Broadband: Evaluation of Broadband Investments on Small Businesses and Job Creation,”on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 10:00 am in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The Committee will review steps to advance broadband deployment through the A... Read more