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  • Small Business Legislation Included in NDAA Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Armed Services Committee passed H.R. 2810, the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes small business contracting reforms and entrepreneurial development provisions introduced by the House Small Business Committee. The two House Small Business Committee bills in the NDAA included are H.R. 1773, the Clarity for America’s Small Contractors Act of 2017, introduced by Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and H.R. 1774, the Developing the Next Generation... Read more

  • The 411 on the 504: One of SBA’s Zero Taxpayer-Funded Loan Program
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, members of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Taxes, and Capital Access heard from key players in the 504/CDC Loan Program. “Although we are working feverishly to roll back red tape, small businesses face an uncertain lending environment that is compounded due to their reliance on traditional bank borrowing to raise capital. One program to bridge the funding gap that too often acts as a roadblock for small businesses is the SBA’s 504/CDC Loan Program,” ... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Statement on WOTUS Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after the Trump Administration withdrew the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule this week: “I applaud President Trump’s decision to repeal the WOTUS rule, which has been devastating to entrepreneurs and small businesses across the country. Washington should not have control over all our country’s waterways – especially when they directly affect the livelihood of so many farmers and entr... Read more

  • SBC Holds Roundtable to Discuss How to Help Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) led a roundtable discussion with government contracting experts, service-disabled veteran-owned small business owners, and stakeholder groups to discuss how to help veteran-owned small businesses with government contracting issues. Specifically, the discussion focused on how to help service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses and veteran owned small business contractors succeed following the Kingdomware United St... Read more

  • SBC Examines How to Bring Broadband to Rural America
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Members of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade heard from a group of experts in the first of a series of hearings addressing the rural broadband deployment efforts small telecommunications companies are undergoing in rural America. Witnesses also discussed the potential for policy changes at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and what the FCC has done to help or hinder broadband deployment. “Our small businesses, particularly ones ... Read more

  • Chairmen of Senate, House Small Business Committees Lead on Strengthening Cybersecurity Defenses
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) joined Senate Small Business Committee Chairman Jim Risch (R-ID) to introduce bipartisan, bicameral legislation to improve cybersecurity resources for small businesses. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Cyber Training Act will be a priority in each respective committee. Representative Dwight Evans (D-PA) and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) are original co-sponsors of the bills. “Many small business owners... Read more

  • SBC Examines How to Help Small Businesses Increase Exports
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Small Business Committee examined the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC) and its efforts to partner with federal, state, and local trade promotion agencies to help provide small businesses with the tools they need in a global marketplace and create new jobs in the United States. “Unfortunately, many small businesses consider exporting to be out of reach because they believe it is either too expensive or they don’t know how to find overseas customers. Othe... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Approves Five Bipartisan Bills to Improve the SBA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Small Business Committee approved five bipartisan pieces of legislation to amend the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act. H.R. 2763, Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2017, introduced by Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Chairman Steve Knight (R-CA) H.R. 2763 will update and improve the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Progr... Read more

  • SBC Reviews Failed Retirement & Restructure Programs at SBA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Small Business Committee reviewed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) failed attempt to restructure the agency, particularly its use of the Voluntary Early Retirement Authority (VERA) and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) Programs. The VERA and VSIP programs were created to help agencies restructure or downsize their workforce. “The Office of Inspector General conducted an audit of SBA’s management of its VERA-VSIP program. In its audit released ju... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Responds to Passage of the Financial CHOICE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) released the following statement after passage of H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act, to end taxpayer-funded bailouts and replace it with common-sense reforms that will help grow small businesses. “Dodd-Frank has failed our country. For the last seven years, it has only made it more difficult for small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs to get the credit and capital they need. In contrast, the Financial CHOICE Act wil... Read more