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  • Graves: Obama Administration Has No Workable Small Business Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2009 | Preview rr

    Ranking Member Sam Graves of the House Small Business Committee responded to President Obama’s small business announcement today in Maryland: “I am not convinced the President still has a clue what small businesses need. It has been nine months since the President took office, we’ve lost 3.4 millions jobs since then, and he still has not produced a coherent, workable plan to provide capital to our small businesses. Small businesses were shortchanged in the stimulus and the Obama Administration h... Read more

  • Small Business Ranking Member Sam Graves and GOP Leadership To Host Press Conference on Health Care Reform and Small Business
    Posted in Media Advisories on October 21, 2009 | Preview rr

    House Republicans will hold a press conference on Thursday, October 22, 2009, to discuss how House Democrats’ costly government takeover of health care will lead to massive tax increases, job-killing mandates, fewer choices and restricted competition for small businesses. Small business owners in attendance will speak out on how current health care legislation will negatively impact their firms and their employees. WHO: Members Participating Republican Leader John Boehner Republican Whip Eric Ca... Read more

  • Markup of Access to Capital Legislation
    Posted in Media Advisories on October 20, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    The House Committee on Small Business will mark up legislation affecting access to capital programs. The markup will take place on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. WHAT: Markup of Access to Capital legislation WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 10:00 a.m. WHERE: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building The legislation that will be marked up is: • H.R. _____: “The Small Business Financing and Investment Act of 2009” Read more

  • Small Biz Straight Talk
    Posted in Straight Talk E-News on October 16, 2009 | Preview rr

    News from Ranking Member Sam Graves and Committee Republicans: (Please send any member media activity to angela.landers@mail.house.gov) Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) appeared on “The Lars Larson Show” Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) “Introduces Bill To Make Health Insurance More Affordable for Individuals and Small Businesses” Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) will hold two town halls this weekend. Must-Reads from the Week: NPR: Small Businesses Squeezed As Banks Limit Lending Washington Post: Effort... Read more

  • Opening Statement for Hearing on "Increasing Access to Capital for Small Business"
    Posted in Opening Statements on October 14, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    Opening Statement for Hearing on Increasing Access to Capital for Small Business Sam Graves Ranking Member Committee on Small Business United States House of Representatives Washington, DC October 14, 2009 I would like to thank the Chairwoman for holding this important hearing to consider legislative changes in the Small Business Administration’s capital access programs. As I have mentioned before, access to credit and capital is critical to small businesses and the American economy. During the... Read more

  • Access to Small Business Capital Means Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on October 14, 2009 | Preview rr

    Today, the House Small Business Committee heard testimony from representatives from the small business community on the difficulty in accessing capital. Last week, the Committee’s Finance and Tax Subcommittee marked up legislation updating the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) capital access programs. Small business owners who cannot obtain capital in a difficult economy are unable to grow their businesses, reinvest in their company, or hire new workers. Matthew Shay, CEO of International Fr... Read more

  • “Increasing Access to Capital for Small Businesses”
    Posted in Media Advisories on October 13, 2009 | Preview rr

    Hearing: “Increasing Access to Capital for Small Businesses” WASHINGTON- The House Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing entitled, “Increasing Access to Capital for Small Businesses,” on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 11:30 am in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The Committee will examine legislative proposals to increase access to capital for small businesses. WHAT: “Increasing Access to Capital for Small Businesses” WHEN: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 11:30 am WHERE: 236... Read more

  • Small Biz Straight Talk
    Posted in Straight Talk E-News on October 9, 2009 | Preview rr

    News from Ranking Member Sam Graves and Committee Republicans: (Please send any member media activity to angela.landers@mail.house.gov) • Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) op-ed in The Hill: “This Halloween has tricks but no treats for small businesses” • Ranking Member Sam Graves appeared on “The Steve Malzberg Show.” Listen here. • Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)“Seeks to Create New Jobs by Expanding Small Business Investment Act” • Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) appeared on “The Lars Larson Sho... Read more

  • Hearing: “The State of the Nation’s Housing Sector: An Examination of the First Time Buyer’s Credit and Future Policies to Sustain a Recovery.”
    Posted in Committee Hearings on October 7, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital

    *** COMMITTEE HEARING*** Hearing: “The State of the Nation’s Housing Sector: An Examination of the First Time Buyer’s Credit and Future Policies to Sustain a Recovery.” WASHINGTON- The House Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing entitled, “The State of the Nation’s Housing Sector: An Examination of the First Time Buyer’s Credit and Future Policies to Sustain a Recovery,” on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 1:00 pm in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. WHAT: “The State of the ... Read more

  • Hearing: “The State of the Nation’s Housing Sector: An Examination of the First Time Buyer’s Credit and Future Policies to Sustain a Recovery”
    Posted in Media Advisories on October 7, 2009 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    Hearing: “The State of the Nation’s Housing Sector: An Examination of the First Time Buyer’s Credit and Future Policies to Sustain a Recovery” WASHINGTON- The House Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing entitled, “The State of the Nation’s Housing Sector: An Examination of the First Time Buyer’s Credit and Future Policies to Sustain a Recovery,” on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 1:00 pm in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The Committee will hear testimony from witnesses o... Read more