House Passes 5 Year SBIR/STTR Reauthorization

WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the House passed a five-year reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs as part of the 55th National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “In an era of unfair global competition, making it easier for American small businesses to develop and commercialize new, innovative products is essential for both our economic and national security,” Chairman Chabot said. “SBIR a... [...]

Chabot to Chair Small Business Committee for 115th Congress

WASHINGTON—Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) was elected by his House peers today to serve as Chairman of the Small Business Committee for the 115th Congress. “I’m honored to serve a second term as Chairman of the House Small Business Committee and I’m grateful for the confidence of my colleagues as we build on the great work of all of our Committee Members from the last two years,” Chairman Chabot said. “We now have an historic opportunity to bring swift and lasting regulatory relief and certainty to the 1 out of 3 Americ... [...]

Chabot Statement on House Passage of NDAA Conference Report

Key Small Business Committee Provisions Included in Defense Bill Click Image to View Chairman Chabot's NDAA Floor Speech WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the conference report of the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “The FY17 NDAA recognizes that small businesses play a vital and indispensable role in providing for the common defense,” Chairman Chabot said. “Small businesses create jobs as part of the defense industrial ... [...]

Chairman Chabot calls Overtime Rule Delay a “Victory for Small Businesses”

WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after a federal judge enjoined President Obama’s controversial executive order imposing costly new rules on how employers pay overtime to their workers. The nationwide preliminary injuction delays the December 1st implementation deadline, giving small employers more time to plan for and fight back against the burdensome new mandate. “Judge Mazzant’s injunction is a victory for America’s 28 million small businesses. As they look towards Small Bu... [...]

OVERSIGHT UPDATE: Committee Continues Probe of Wells Fargo Scandal

WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) has demanded regular updates from Wells Fargo after the company admitted that thousands of accounts owned by small businesses were harmed by the improper sales practices of Wells Fargo employees. Chairman Chabot’s letter is a follow-up to official inquiries the Committee made last month to both Wells Fargo and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to determine the scandal’s impact on any Wells Fargo accounts associated with small businesses. “In Wells Fargo’s response t... [...]