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  • Subcommittee Finds The Regulatory Burden on Small Financial Institutions Is Limiting Choice for Consumers and Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2013 | Preview rr

    The House Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulation, under the chairmanship of Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), today held a hearing to examine the effects of the overall regulatory burden on small financial institutions, namely banks and credit unions. The hearing specifically analyzed the impact of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Basel III capital standards, among other financial regulations. According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the nu... Read more

  • One more Obamacare headache for small businesss
    Posted in Op-Eds on December 3, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    One more Obamacare headache for small businesss By Chairman Sam Graves Last Wednesday, while most of America was on the way to grandma's house for Thanksgiving, the White House announced more bad news regarding the health law's rollout. The Obama administration announced yet another delay — this time for online enrollment for small businesses hoping to purchase health coverage through federal-run exchanges called the Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOPs. Earlier this year, a nonparti... Read more

  • Week Ahead for the House Small Business Committee: December 2-6
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2013 | Preview rr

    Committee to hold Hearing on Health Law’s Business Aggregation Rules, Subcommittee Hearings on Impact of Regulations on Small Lenders and the Post-Recession Lending Environment WASHINGTON, DC – The House Small Business Committee, chaired by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today announced the schedule for the week of December 2, 2013: On Tuesday, December 3, at 10:00 a.m., the Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations, under the chairmanship of Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ)... Read more

  • Graves Reminds Americans To Shop Local On Small Business Saturday
    Posted in Press Releases on November 27, 2013 | Preview rr

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) released the following statement regarding Small Business Saturday: “Small Business Saturday helps raise awareness of the importance of small businesses on the U.S. economy and their value to every community in America,” said Chairman Graves. “Our nation’s 28 million small businesses play an integral role in our national and local economy, and we should remember their impact on our everyday lives. As we celebrate Thanksgiving, let’s all b... Read more

  • Small Business Health Options Program Is Delayed AGAIN
    Posted in Press Releases on November 27, 2013 | Preview rr

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) released the following statement in response to the Administration’s latest delay of the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOPs) enrollment: “In the midst of the angst and uncertainty that small businesses and Americans feel about Obamacare, today’s news of yet another last-minute delay is more proof that the law is unworkable and bad for small businesses,” said Graves. “If small firms failed to provide services this frequently, the... Read more

  • ICYMI: Graves Expresses Disappointment In Latest SHOPs Delay
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on November 27, 2013 | Preview rr

    Click HERE to read House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves's press statement expressing disappointment at the latest Small Business Health Option Program (SHOPs) delay. Associated Press:Health Law Business Insurance Site Delayed 1 Year By Carla Johnson The Obama administration is delaying yet another aspect of the health care law, putting off until next November the launch of an online health insurance marketplace for small businesses. The series of delays was seized upon by Rep. Sam ... Read more

  • Hanna Subcommittee Exposes Adverse Economic and Safety Effects Of The FMCSA Trucker Operator Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2013 | Preview rr

    The House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce, under the chairmanship of Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY), today held a hearing about the economic and operational impact of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new Hours of Service (HOS) regulation on small businesses, particularly those in the commercial freight and transportation logistics industries. During the summer, the FMCSA enacted new rules for HOS operations for commercial drivers that are resulting in... Read more

  • Committee Examines Startups and Their Role in Economic Growth
    Posted in Press Releases on November 20, 2013 | Preview rr

    The Small Business Committee, led by Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), today examined the unique challenges facing startups and the dynamic growth they bring to the economy, and facilitated a discussion on their distinct policy needs. The hearing explored whether distinctions between startups and traditional small businesses necessitate different policies, and the need to better define startups. Though there is no comprehensive and singular definition for the term “startups,” the term broadly encompas... Read more

  • Week Ahead for the House Small Business Committee: November 18-22
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2013 | Preview rr

    Committee to Hold Hearings on Startups, Federal Motor Carrier Hours of Service Regulation WASHINGTON, DC – The House Small Business Committee, chaired by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today announced the schedule for the week of November 18, 2013: On Wednesday, November 20, at 1:00 p.m., the House Small Business Committee will conduct a hearing titled The Startup Movement. The purpose of the hearing is to examine the importance of startups to the economy, and whether distinctions between startups and... Read more

  • Collins Subcommittee Examines The Benefits of Self-Insurance In An Uncertain Health Care Environment
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    House Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology, under the chairmanship of Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), today held a hearing about health care self-insurance plans, and how their potential benefits may better suit small businesses than fully-insured plans. Self-insuring is when an employer assumes all or a portion of the costs and risks associated with sponsoring their company’s health care benefits plan. Because the health care law exempts self-insured plans from several of its require... Read more