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  • Small Business Committee Requests a Briefing about Recent CFPB Rulemaking Actions
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) sent a letter yesterday to the Honorable Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), requesting a briefing on the CFPB’s recent rulemaking actions. “Small business owners frequently raise concerns to the Committee about the challenges of access to capital and how it prohibits job creation and business expansion. As Congress looks for ways to create an environment for small businesses to flo... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Welcomes Rep. Ralph Norman to the Small Business Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) announced that Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) has joined the House Small Business Committee. “As a real estate developer, former state lawmaker, and lifelong South Carolinian, Ralph will be an invaluable asset to the Small Business Committee as we continue to fight for America’s 29 million small businesses,” said Chairman Chabot. “His pro-small business record is strong and his real-world experience will be an asset. We lo... Read more

  • 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