Chairman Chabot Praises Nomination of SBA Inspector General

WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) praised the White House’s decision to nominate Hannibal “Mike” Ware to serve as the Small Business Administration (SBA) Inspector General: “Acting Inspector General Mike Ware has testified before the Committee several times this year, each time proving that he is a great choice for this position. He has been straightforward and gives the Committee confidence that the SBA OIG will continue to conduct thorough oversight over SBA,” said Chairman Chabot. “Mr. Ware ha... [...]

Evaluating the Paperwork Reduction Act

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, Members of the House Small Business Committee heard from a panel of government officials on how federal agencies are reducing paperwork burdens on small businesses and agency compliance issues with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). “Even though the PRA is supposed to reduce paperwork burdens, small businesses are still faced with an overwhelming amount of paperwork requirements each day,” said Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “In fact, paperwork requirements are costing America almost $120 billion a year. But as we heard at ... [...]

Fostering Women’s Entrepreneurial Success

WASHINGTON—Today, Members of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology heard from a panel of women experienced in the challenges women entrepreneurs face in today’s economy, as well as the available resources to support women-owned small businesses. “While women entrepreneurs face many challenges, one major issue women owners face is access to adequate financing opportunities. Men typically launch their businesses with twice the capital women do, and less than 10 percent of all venture funds are granted to women-led busines... [...]

Chairman Chabot Applauds the President’s Executive Order on Healthcare

WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Healthcare. “I applaud President Trump’s actions today in taking the first step to help 35 million workers employed by small businesses exercise greater control over their healthcare decisions. Hopefully, this Administration continues to keep small businesses at the forefront of this conversation,” said Chairman Chabot. “The Executive Order makes it easier for small employers to join together ... [...]

Committee Examines SBA OIG’s Review of the Microloan Program

WASHINGTON—Today, Members of the House Small Business Subcommittees on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations and Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access heard from agency officials from the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) on the SBA’s September 28, 2017 report entitled, “Audit of SBA’s Microloan Program.” “Ultimately, SBA is supposed to make sure that the Microloan Program—a program there to help the littlest of the little guys—is actually fulfilling its purpose. According to a recent audit from the SBA’s Office of Insp... [...]