Chairman Chabot and SBA Administrator McMahon Hold Roundtable in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI – Today, Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Linda McMahon, and House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH), visited Cincinnati manufacturer Faxon Machining for a tour of the facility and for a roundtable discussion with several local small businesses. “I take every opportunity I can to hear straight from small businesses about what is working or what barriers they are still facing in the current economy. Not surprisingly, a majority of the businesses today were most concerned with burdensome federal ... [...]

Chairman Chabot Sends Letter In Support of Save Local Business Act

WASHINGTON – This week, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) sent a letter to two House Education and the Workforce Subcommittees in support of H.R. 3441, the “Save Local Business Act,” of which he is an original co-sponsor. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) expanded its definition of the joint employer standard in 2015, creating confusing and new challenges for small businesses that want to work with other small and large firms to expand their companies. “Small businesses have been hurting under this rule for ... [...]

Tech Talks: How SBA Entrepreneurial Development Programs Have Evolved with Technology

WASHINGTON - Today, Members of the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology heard from a panel of entrepreneurial experts on the technological evolution of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Entrepreneurial Development Programs. Many of these programs have adapted their curricula to reflect the increased reliance on technology small businesses must utilize in order to be more competitive in the market. “As technology has continued to advance, businesses of all sizes have adopted various forms of technology ... [...]

Serving Small Businesses: Examining the Effectiveness of HUBZone Reforms

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Small Business Committee heard from small businesses within the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program. Specifically, the Committee heard testimony on H.R. 3294, the “HUBZone Unification and Business Stability Act,” introduced by Ranking Member Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) and Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “The program’s core mission is to bring economic hope, independence, jobs, and businesses to depressed areas marked by high unemployment and poverty. This is a... [...]

Chairman Chabot Sends Letter to Federal Trade Commissioner Urging Action on the Equifax Data Breach

WASHINGTON – This week, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after sending a letter to the Honorable Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Acting Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), about the Equifax data breach affecting 143 million Americans’ personal information: “The Equifax data breach is a disturbing reminder that there are cyber security threats that span the grid. From the Department of Defense, to Fortune 500 companies, to the smallest mom and pop shop in your neighborhood, these thre... [...]