Small Business Committee Encourages Administration to Nominate Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the SBA

WASHINGTON – Today, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) sent a letter to President Trump praising his Administration’s efforts to ease the regulatory burden on small businesses and encouraging him to nominate a Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy. The Committee wrote, “To continue your progress in easing the regulatory burden on the economy, we urge you to nominate a Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the United States Small Business Administration Office of A... [...]

Chairman Chabot Attends White House Event to Celebrate the “American Dream”

WASHINGTON – This week, Chairman Chabot attended the White House Event “The Engine of the American Dream” to celebrate American entrepreneurship and innovation. He attended with Melissa Wegman from the family-owned Wegman Company, which provides systems furniture reinstallation, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. “Since small businesses create two out of every three new private sector jobs, yesterday’s White House event reminds us that we should celebrate their achievements while continuing to do everything we can to help them succeed. We will continue... [...]

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... [...]