GOP Chairman: Small Business Needs to Have a Voice in Tax Reform

By: Naomi Jagoda July 25, 2017 House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) said that it’s important for tax-reform discussions to consider how small-businesses operate. “I believe that it is imperative for small businesses to have a seat at the table and a voice in the largest tax reform effort in 31 years,” Chabot said in a statement Tuesday. In a letter dated Monday, Chabot outlined various small business-related issues that should be considered in tax-reform conversations. The letter was addressed to Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Il... [...]

Chairman Chabot Commends EPA on Decision to Withdraw WOTUS Rule

WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers moved forward on a two-step process to repeal the “Waters of the United States" (WOTUS) Rule this week: “One of our main focuses here at the Committee is to reduce unnecessary and often harmful government rules on small businesses. The WOTUS Rule, in particular, has been terrible for our nation’s small businesses. The rule has nothing to do with keeping water clean,... [...]

Do Small Businesses Need Insurance for Cyber Attacks?

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business heard from a panel of experts on how cybersecurity insurance solutions can help small businesses recover from a cyber attack. They also took a closer look at the challenges small businesses may face in selecting a cybersecurity insurance policy and how insurers can make it a more affordable option for small companies trying to grow and protect themselves. “One case in particular that stands out is the story of a small business owner who testified before this Committee last year. He owned... [...]

Chairman Chabot Applauds the Department of Labor Taking First Steps to Address Harmful Overtime Rule

WASHINGTON – This week, the Department of Labor invited stakeholders to submit public comments on the overtime rule. The rule, put in place by the Department of Labor during the Obama Administration in May 2016, was delayed by a federal judge in December 2016. The public will have 60 days to comment whether the rule will have an adverse effect on low-wage regions and industries. House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement following this news: “This week the Department of Labor is taking the first... [...]

Chairman Chabot: Tax Reform is Critical for Small Businesses

WASHINGTON –This week, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot sent a letter to Chairman Peter Roskam, Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy following their hearing titled, “How Tax Reform Will Help America’s Small Businesses Grow and Create New Jobs.” “I believe that it is imperative for small businesses to have a seat at the table and a voice in the largest tax reform effort in 31 years. As the House Ways and Means Committee continues to discuss tax reform, I know you will keep small businesses at the forefron... [...]