Chairman Chabot Responds To President’s Decision To Improve Rural Access to Broadband

WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after the President issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the Department of the Interior to increase access to broadband tower facilities and other assets to support rural broadband deployment and an Executive Order streamlining broadband infrastructure installation in federally owned buildings: “Traditionally, rural America has not kept pace with urban areas in large part because of its lack of access to reliable broadband. ... [...]

Bipartisan, Bicameral Small Business Committee Leaders Introduce Legislation Protecting Integrity of 7(a) Loan Program

WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH), Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee Chairman Jim Risch (R-ID), and respective Ranking Members Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined together to introduce the Small Business 7(a) Lending Oversight and Reform Act of 2018. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation will increase the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) oversight authority over the 7(a) Loan Program. “Many small business owners are ready to turn their dream into a rea... [...]

Chairman Chabot Responds to DOL’s Proposed Rule Expanding Access to Health Insurance for Small Businesses

WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after the Department of Labor(DOL) published a proposed rule expanding the definition of “employer” to allow more small business employees and sole proprietors to access health insurance through Small Business Health Plans (also known as Association Health Plans): “While the tax reform package Congress passed and the President signed into law in December effectively ended the burdensome individual mandate, small businesses are still... [...]

Chairman Steve Chabot Hails Passage of Historic Tax Reform

WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement on the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Conference Report: “It is a new day in America: from Cincinnati to Silicon Valley, hardworking families and the 29 million small businesses fueling our economy will see a real decrease in the taxes they pay and a growth in their paychecks,” said Chairman Chabot. “I am proud to have worked with our Republican majorities in the House and the Senate to fulfill a promise that we made to cut ta... [...]

Chairman Chabot Responds to NLRB Decision to Restore Joint Employer Definition

WASHINGTON – House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overruled the 2015 Browning-Ferris Industries decision and reinstated the prior joint-employer standard: “I commend the NLRB for its decision to restore the common sense definition of a joint employer that the Obama Administration reversed. The only way to ensure that this standard remains in place, and that small businesses have certainty that they will remain local and independent, is Con... [...]