Restoring Rural America

WASHINGTON—Today, Subcommittee Chairman Rod Blum (R-IA) and the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade heard from a panel of witnesses who are driving agricultural entrepreneurship and innovation. “Agricultural innovations and technologies (agritech) have the ability to increase farm productivity, reduce resource use, and boost profits,” said Subcommittee Chairman Rod Blum. “Agritech entrepreneurship activity is also spurring rural revitalization with agritech initiatives in America’s Heartland and other regions, attracting talent, doll... [...]

Private Sector Options for Small Business

WASHINGTON—Today, Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and the Committee on Small Business heard testimony from Steven Strongin, Head of the Global Investment Research Division at Goldman Sachs, and two small business entrepreneurs. Both J.R. Foster, President and CEO of the Robert Louis Group, and Jessica Johnson-Cope, President of Johnson Security Bureau, Inc., are graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. “Our small businesses — the true engines of our economy — unfortunately continue to experience a rigid lending environment,”... [...]

Chairman Chabot Testifies at Ways and Means Hearing on Tax Bill

WASHINGTON – This week, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot testified in front of a House Ways and Means subcommittee at a hearing on ways to improve tax administration. Specifically, he spoke on legislation he introduced, H.R. 3717, the Small Business Owners’ Tax Simplification Act. “H.R. 3717 takes simple common sense steps to reform how taxes are administered. Among the many reforms outlined in the bill, H.R. 3717 would realign estimated tax payment deadlines, which cause confusion, because they currently do not fall when... [...]

Chairman Chabot’s Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union

WASHINGTON—House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot released the following statement on President Trump’s State of the Union: “As the President said, our nation is a nation of builders. As Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, I hear every day from the builders of America’s 29 million small businesses. They’re optimistic about deregulation, lower taxes, and the ability to create more jobs for their communities and fellow Americans. I look forward to working side by side with the President in ensuring that our America... [...]

Safeguarding Small Business Cybersecurity

WASHINGTON—Today, Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and the Committee on Small Business heard testimony from Howard Marshall, Deputy Assistant Director of the Cyber Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Richard Driggers, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protection and Programs Directorate, at the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), on the federal government’s role in providing support to America’s 29 million small businesses at risk of foreign cyberattack.... [...]