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  • Committee Members and VA Committee Chairman Miller Statement On Small Business Contracting Fraud
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-FL), Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY), and Rep Mike Coffman (R-CO) today made the following statements regarding this week’s Washington Post investigative special report regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) contracting certification processes and abuses by several contractors: “The Washington Post’s investigative report alleges an appalling abuse of taxpayer money,” said Cha... Read more

  • Graves Introduces Small Business Saturday Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America

    Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today introduced a resolution to designate a Small Business Saturday and express support for America’s 28 million small businesses. The bipartisan Graves resolution encourages people to shop locally at small businesses in their communities, particularly suggesting November 30, 2013 – the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The designation of a Small Business Saturday by Congress helps raise awareness of the impact of small businesses on the U.S. econo... Read more

  • Week Ahead for the House Small Business Committee: November 11-15
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2013 | Preview rr

    Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on Small Business Self-Insurance WASHINGTON, DC – The House Small Business Committee, chaired by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today announced the schedule for the week of November 11, 2013: On Thursday, November 14, at 10:00 a.m., the Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology, under the chairmanship of Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), will conduct a hearing titled Self-Insurance and Health Benefits: An Affordable Option for Small Business? The purpose of the hearing ... Read more

  • Bloomberg Government: New Delays for SHOP Marketplace Leave Businesses Little Time to Enroll, Graves Says
    Posted in Articles on November 1, 2013 | Preview rr

    New Delays for SHOP Marketplace Leave Businesses Little Time to Enroll, Graves Says By Sara Hansard, Bloomberg Government What Letter Says: Additional delays in opening the federally operated health insurance marketplace for small businesses will leave little time for businesses to find new plans, House Small Business Committee chairman says. The delay until the end of November of the opening of the Affordable Care Act health insurance website intended for small businesses will leave businesses... Read more

  • Graves Presses Sebilius On ObamaCare Small Business Health Option Timetable
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2013 | Preview rr

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today wrote to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking for clarification regarding the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOPs) online enrollment timetable, and to express concern about the narrow timetable for small businesses to act. Recent comments from Obama administration officials have added more confusion as to when small businesses can begin enrolling in the program, and a rushed process could give small... Read more

  • Health Insurance Costs Continue To Rise For Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2013 | Preview rr

    Today, an extensive new study shows that health insurance costs for small businesses continue to rise, despite claims from the Obama administration that the health law would decrease costs for small firms. The NFIB report shows that 64 percent of small companies’ health insurance costs per employee are higher this year than the previous year. “This NFIB survey is further proof that the health care law is harming small business growth, and the claim of lower costs is another in a long line of br... Read more

  • Days Before Expected Enrollment, Small Business Health Options Program Is Not Ready
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2013 | Preview rr

    On September 26, the Department of Health and Human Services announced the Small Business Health Option Program (SHOP) online enrollment would be postponed from October 1 until November. That same day, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney clarified the enrollment would begin on November 1. However, during a Ways and Means Committee hearing yesterday, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner said the SHOPs would be instituted at the end of November. “As if small... Read more

  • ObamaCare Glitches and Rate Hikes Create More Problems For Small Businesses
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on October 24, 2013 | Preview rr

    Since the opening of Obamacare enrollment earlier this month, small business owners have been frustrated by the well-publicized problems with the rollout and increases in health care costs. These problems further add to the uncertainty around the law and follow a series of delays and confusion dating back to the spring. Here is what small business owners have told us through the Committee’s interactive website “Small Biz Open Mic” about the impact of the problems on their businesses. __________... Read more

  • ObamaCare Rollout and Cost Creating More Uncertainty For Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    The rollout of the president’s health law has been riddled with many delays, mistakes and problems. A June GAO report, requested by House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves, specifically stated the Small Business Health Option Program’s (SHOPs) implementation delays and missed deadlines showed potential for ‘implementation challenges going forward,’ yet the Obama administration decided to move forward anyway. Even though online enrollment for the SHOPs has been delayed until November 1... Read more

  • **POSTPONED** Thursday Hearing on Regulatory Environment for Small Lenders
    Posted in Media Advisories on October 21, 2013 | Preview rr

    **POSTPONED** Hearing on Regulatory Environment for Small Lenders WASHINGTON, DC – The previously scheduled Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations hearing titled, Regulatory Landscape: Burdens on Small Financial Institutions has been postponed due to a change in the House voting schedule. The hearing will be rescheduled on a date yet to be determined. WHAT: Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations hearing titled, Regulatory Landsc... Read more