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  • Graves to Serve as Small Business Committee Chairman for 113th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on November 28, 2012 | Preview rr

    The Republican Steering Committee recommendation to re-elected Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) as Chairman of the Committee on Small Business for the upcoming 113th Congress was ratified today by the House Republican Conference. “I deeply appreciate this opportunity to serve and the confidence my colleagues have placed in me,” said Graves. “I look forward to another productive two years as Chairman of the Small Business Committee. The Committee will keep fighting for small businesses and working to prote... Read more

  • Despite Overwhelming Negative Feedback, Obama’s Small Business Chief Unaware of Small Businesses Struggling With Obamacare
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on November 26, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    Despite Overwhelming Negative Feedback, Obama’s Small Business Chief Unaware of Small Businesses Struggling With Obamacare SBA Administrator Says She Hasn’t Heard Of Any Small Firms Who Strain To Comply With Obamacare Requirements Last week, President Obama’s head of the Small Business Administration, Karen Mil that she was unaware that small firms are struggling with Obamacare requirements. When the host described the feedback he’s received from small businesses who are cutting hours and servi... Read more

  • Chairman Graves: Small Businesses Need a Seat at the Table
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2012 | Preview rr

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today called on President Obama to include small business leaders in the effort to avert the “fiscal cliff.” The President met today with corporate leaders, but left out the nation’s chief job creators – small businesses. “I appreciate that the President is getting important input from businesses, but I’m surprised and concerned that small businesses were overlooked,” Graves said. “I’d respectfully remind the President of all his rhetori... Read more

  • CQ: After Five Months & No Reply From Sebelius, Small Business Panel Complains
    Posted in Articles on November 13, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    CQ: After Five Months and No Reply From Sebelius on IT-Related Inquiry, Small Business Panel Complains November 13, 2012 By John Reichard The head of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Technology says it’s been five months since she asked HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about federal efforts to protect against injuries from faulty health information technology, and she still has not received a response. In a letter to Sebelius obtained by CQ HealthBeat, the chairwoman, North Carolina Repu... Read more

  • Statement by Chairman Graves on the October Jobs Report
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2012 | Preview rr

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today released the following statement in response to the report by the U.S. Department of Labor that the unemployment rate increased in October to 7.9 percent: “This President’s same old anti-growth policies of more taxes, more government and more uncertainty aren’t getting us to the robust job creation we need. For four years, we’ve waited for a recovery that puts Americans back in good jobs. American small businesses will do their part... Read more

  • Statement by Chairman Graves on the Imperial Presidency Report
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today released the following statement on the Imperial Presidency Report: "This report exposes the Obama administration's pattern of relentless government expansion that creates harmful uncertainty for small businesses. As job creators, small businesses should be a real priority, not a regulatory target. From the unprecedented power of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to the costly health care law, employers face new burdens under... Read more

  • Graves in The Hill: Obama's Record of Overreach
    Posted in Op-Eds on October 23, 2012 | Preview rr

    Obama's record of overreach By Chairman Sam Graves Tuesday October 23, 2012 The Obama administration’s relentless government expansion has become a disturbing pattern. Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) report today (October 23) is a devastating list of the president’s failures and misplaced policies. The common thread is the drastic expansion of government’s role, without being too picky about the means. The attitude seems to be that nothing can or should stand in the way of this big govern... Read more

  • Statement on "Wastebook" Report
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2012 | Preview rr

    Statement from Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), Chairman of the Committee on Small Business: “With appreciation for Sen. Coburn’s efforts against waste, a commitment we share, his report is not factual on the efforts of the House Committee on Small Business. “Despite narrow legislative jurisdiction, Members of the Committee introduced 19 bills and marked up 14 this Congress, 11 this year. More importantly, the Committee effectively used its oversight jurisdiction to hold 80 hearings on all sorts of issue... Read more

  • Chairman Graves' Statement on NFIB Report
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2012 | Preview rr

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today issued a statement in response to the September survey of small businesses by the National Federation of Independent Business. The NFIB report confirms the results of two small business surveys independently released last week by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the nonpartisan Common Good. All three organizations report small businesses are losing momentum and do not expect to hire. “This is a grim report. Under President Obama’s p... Read more

  • Chairman Graves: Now Is the Time to Provide Certainty for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2012 | Preview rr

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today issued the following statement in response to the report by the U.S. Department of Labor that 114,000 jobs were created in September for an unemployment rate of 7.8 percent: “In an economy in which nearly 23 million people are in need of work, the President’s policies are just not cutting it. Worse yet, when you add in the people who have given up on looking for work the unemployment rate is closer to 11%. Americans are still suffer... Read more