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  • Chairman Chabot Sends Letter In Support of Save Local Business Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – This week, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) sent a letter to two House Education and the Workforce Subcommittees in support of H.R. 3441, the “Save Local Business Act,” of which he is an original co-sponsor. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) expanded its definition of the joint employer standard in 2015, creating confusing and new challenges for small businesses that want to work with other small and large firms to expand their companies. “Small... Read more

  • Tech Talks: How SBA Entrepreneurial Development Programs Have Evolved with Technology
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Technology

    WASHINGTON - Today, Members of the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology heard from a panel of entrepreneurial experts on the technological evolution of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Entrepreneurial Development Programs. Many of these programs have adapted their curricula to reflect the increased reliance on technology small businesses must utilize in order to be more competitive in the market. “As technology has continued to advance, businesses of a... Read more

  • Serving Small Businesses: Examining the Effectiveness of HUBZone Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America, Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Small Business Committee heard from small businesses within the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program. Specifically, the Committee heard testimony on H.R. 3294, the “HUBZone Unification and Business Stability Act,” introduced by Ranking Member Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) and Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “The program’s core mission is to bring economic hope, independence, jobs, and businesses to depressed areas ... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Sends Letter to Federal Trade Commissioner Urging Action on the Equifax Data Breach
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – This week, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after sending a letter to the Honorable Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Acting Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), about the Equifax data breach affecting 143 million Americans’ personal information: “The Equifax data breach is a disturbing reminder that there are cyber security threats that span the grid. From the Department of Defense, to Fortune 500 companies, to the smallest... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Sends Letter to Equifax CEO Requesting Information on Data Breach
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Today, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after sending a letter to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Equifax, Richard Smith, following the data breach that potentially affected 143 million Americans: “With more than 140 million Americans’ personal information at stake, my hope is that Equifax responds quickly to our concerns on the data breach. We need to ensure that we minimize the damage inflicted upon everyone, ... Read more

  • ICYMI – SBC Vice Chairman Luetkemeyer Pens Op-Ed About Cutting Red Tape for Small Businesses
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on September 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Recently, Vice Chairman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) wrote an op-ed in the News Tribune in Jefferson City, MO about the House Small Business Committee hearing titled, “How Streamlining Federal Permitting Can Cut Red Tape for Small Business.” The hearing examined how federal permitting requirements burden small businesses and ways to streamline the process. “As many of you know, before a business can begin a construction project it is required to obtain a myriad of permits from the fede... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Introduces Legislation to Update the Tax Code for Nation’s Innovators
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON - Today, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced H.R. 3717, the Small Business Owners’ Tax Simplification Act, to create more clarity within the tax code and allow small business owners to both offer and participate in cafeteria plans. Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) is an original co-sponsor of this bill. “Thanks to the innovation of today’s small business owners, we can now order food or catch a ride from our phone. Unfortunately, though, our cur... Read more

  • Circumventing the Skills Gap: How Small Businesses are Navigating the Labor Market
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Members of the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access heard from a panel of key experts on the challenges small businesses face when dealing with the skills gap in the labor market. “In just the past year, the number of job vacancies grew from 5.5 to 6.2 million, which is the highest in this century,” said Subcommittee Chairman Dave Brat (R-VA). “Although large businesses may have the resources to staff recruiting department... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Praises Court Decision to End Overtime Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Last week, a federal judge struck down the Obama administration’s costly Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule. House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) commended the decision in the following statement: “Small business owners, and their employees, can breathe a sigh of relief knowing they will have to worry about one less burdensome rule that hurts their business or affects their job. This is an issue the Committee has been working hard to reverse. I look for... Read more

  • Expediting Economic Growth: How Streamlining Federal Permitting Can Cut Red Tape for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Small Business Committee held a hearing examining how the current federal permitting process burdens small businesses. “The federal permitting process is a component of this vast regulatory state. Usually before a business can begin to open its doors, launch a project, or begin an initiative, it must obtain a number of permits before moving forward. But the current permitting process is a maze that businesses—big and small—must navigate. And as with regulations gene... Read more