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  • Chairman Graves Statement on Small Business Surveys
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today issued the following statement in response to the third quarter survey of small businesses by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber poll found that 89% say tax increases will hurt their small businesses, 83% will not hire over the next year and 23% expect to have fewer employees. Another survey of small business owners commissioned by the nonpartisan organization Common Good, was released earlier this week revealing that 69% of ... Read more

  • Bloomberg Government: Periscope Maker Closes as Small Vendors Head for Fiscal Cliff
    Posted in Articles on September 20, 2012 | Preview rr

    Periscope Maker Closes as Small Vendors Head for Fiscal Cliff September 20, 2012 12:00AM ET | Bloomberg Government (Bloomberg) -- After a half-century of making periscopes for armored vehicles, Miller-holzwarth Inc. shut down, having struggled with U.S. military budget cuts and the threat of more reductions to come. Jennifer Moll, 45, owner of the Salem, Ohio-based manufacturer, said she was out of options. So during lunchtime on July 30, she delivered the bad news. She and her 47 employees were... Read more

  • Sequestration Will Slash Nearly a Million Small Business Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    The Small Business Committee today held a hearing on the effects of sequestration on small business contractors and the industrial base. The hearing’s testimony included new data that shows that of the 2.14 million jobs at risk, 956,000 small business jobs will most likely be cut as a result of sequestration. According to research conducted by the George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis, sequestration will also result in a decrease in personal earnings of $109.4 billion, and a reduc... Read more

  • Rep. Allen West in POLITICO: Still Time To Save Small Businesses
    Posted in Op-Eds on September 20, 2012 | Preview rr

    Still time to save small businesses By Rep. Allen West Thursday September 20, 2012 Our nation has a defining choice to make, and time is short. The Pentagon is bracing for devastating cuts through sequestration. For the sake of national security, jobs and the next generation, we must stop this in its tracks. There is still time to fix it — if we show leadership and make tough choices. The House has presented alternative plans to replace sequestration with thoughtful spending cuts. President Bar... Read more

  • What Small Business Owners Are Saying About The Impact Of Sequestration
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on September 19, 2012 | Preview rr

    Ahead of Thursday's hearing, Sequestration: The Threat to Small Businesses, Jobs, and the Industrial Base, American small business owners shared how sequestration will impact their company through the Committee’s interactive website, “Small Biz Open Mic”: _____________________________________________________________________________ Dear Congressman Graves, I am the President and CEO Allied Associates International, Inc. We are a small business that supports the Department of Defense and the Int... Read more

  • Bloomberg BNA: Proposal to Raise Top Tax Rates Ignores Challenges for Passthroughs, Witnesses Say
    Posted in Articles on September 14, 2012 | Preview rr

    Bloomberg BNA: Proposal to Raise Top Tax Rates Ignores Challenges for Passthroughs, Witnesses Say September 13, 2012 Sept. 13 (BNA) - Allowing the top tax rates to rise on households earning more than $250,000 may sound appealing to those looking to reduce the nation's deficit without inflicting more pain on the economy, but witnesses before the House Small Business Committee said Sept. 13 that it may pose real problems for many businesses. One issue is that many people seem to not understand th... Read more

  • Walsh Subcommittee Examines the Fiscal Cliff's Impact on Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2012 | Preview rr

    The Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access, led by Chairman Joe Walsh (R-IL), today held a hearing titled, Adding to Uncertainty: Small Businesses’ Perspectives on the Tax Cliff. The Subcommittee heard testimony from small business owners that tax increases will put many small firms under tremendous strain in an already difficult economy. The hearing examined how the potential expiration of the 2001 and 2003 tax relief at year’s end is already influencing small bu... Read more

  • Graves Announces Hearing on the Effect of Sequestration on Small Business
    Posted in Media Advisories on September 13, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today announced that the Committee will hold a hearing on the impact of sequestration on small business federal contractors. The hearing, titled, Sequestration: The Threat to Small Businesses, Jobs, and the Industrial Base, is scheduled to begin at 1:00 P.M. on September 20, 2012 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The purpose of the hearing is to review the probable effects of sequestration on small business contractors an... Read more

  • Committee Exposes Proposed Fees’ Negative Economic Impact on Aviation Industry
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2012 | Preview rr

    The Committee on Small Business, led by Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), today held a hearing titled, User Fees in the Aviation Industry: Turbulence Ahead, examining small business concerns about a proposed new fee on general aviation. The Committee heard testimony on the financial and regulatory impact that a new user fee would make on the aviation industry. President Obama proposed a $100 per flight fee on operators. The general aviation community is predominately made up of small businesses, emplo... Read more

  • Ellmers Subcommittee Examines Medicare Durable Medical Equipment Program
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2012 | Preview rr

    The Small Business Subcommittee on Healthcare and Technology, under the chairmanship of Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC), today held a hearing on the Medicare competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment, and its impact on small suppliers. For years, Medicare’s benefit for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) has been plagued by a fee schedule with high error rates and above-market costs for the Medicare program, beneficiaries and taxpayers. In response, ... Read more