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  • Chairman Chabot Responds to NLRB Decision to Restore Joint Employer Definition
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overruled the 2015 Browning-Ferris Industries decision and reinstated the prior joint-employer standard: “I commend the NLRB for its decision to restore the common sense definition of a joint employer that the Obama Administration reversed. The only way to ensure that this standard remains in place, and that small businesses have certainty t... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Seeks Information from IRS on the Effect of Obamacare on Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON – This week, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) sent a letter to David Kautter, Acting Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), requesting more information about the IRS’s recent enforcement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer mandate. While ACA exempted businesses with 50 or fewer employees from the employer mandate, businesses with 51 or more employees who work 30 or more hours a week were classified as applicable large employers and were... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Applauds President Trump’s Signing of the NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after President Trump signed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law: “Today is a great day for our nation’s military and our nation’s entrepreneurs and innovators. I applaud the President for signing this overwhelmingly bipartisan bill that not only funds our military, but also is a win for America’s 29 million small businesses.” Some small business-f... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot on the Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Today, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot made the following statement regarding H.R. 477, the Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2017. “As Chairman of the Committee on Small Business, I frequently hear how regulations are preventing growth and expansion. The bill before us today addresses one of the many regulatory hurdles that stand in the way of small business development,” said Chairman Chabot. Chabot continued, “This... Read more

  • Highway to Headache: Federal Regulations Affecting the Small Trucking Industry
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing to examine how federal regulations affect the small trucking industry and explore ways to provide regulatory relief to them. “With many regulations taking a one-size-fits-all approach, small trucking companies are forced to comply with expensive, confusing, and time-consuming regulations. This is not only costing small businesses, but America’s economy as a whole, through lost time and delays in receiving all types of goods... Read more

  • House Small Business Committee Welcomes Rep. John Curtis
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement following the appointment of Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) to the Committee: “From serving the city of Provo, Utah, to building a multi-million dollar business, Rep. Curtis will make a great addition to the our committee, bringing his experience as a small business owner to help our nation’s small companies. We look forward to working with him.” After being named to the Committee, Curtis... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Votes in Favor of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement following the House passage of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: “As Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, I want to ensure the tax code works for our nation’s job creators, not against them. H.R. 1 will reduce taxes for small businesses from a top rate of almost 40 percent down to 25 percent, and includes an additional, lower tax rate of 9 percent for the smallest of... Read more

  • Promoting Greater Information Sharing for Stronger Cybersecurity
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing to examine how federal agencies can encourage greater information sharing with small businesses and provide timely assistance and resources when a cyber attack on a small business occurs. “This Committee has heard from experts, government officials, and small business owners on numerous occasions that cyber threats remain a top concern for America’s small business community. Information sharing is a fundamental component fo... Read more

  • Mid-Sized Businesses: Too Big to be Small and Too Small to be Big
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Contracting, Technology

    WASHINGTON—Today, Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and the House Committee on Small Business held a bipartisan roundtable to hear from advanced small and mid-tier businesses and industry experts on the challenges to growth and success. “After a small business has proven its success by growing out of its small size standard, it exists in a murky limbo – it is too large to benefit from small business set-asides, yet is too small to compete with billion dollar firms,” said Chairman Steve Chabot. “Our g... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Applauds Small Business Legislation in NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement regarding the passage of the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report: “Not only does the NDAA include the largest pay increase for our nation’s armed forces, it also is a win for America’s 29 million small businesses,” said Chairman Steve Chabot. “Small businesses play a vital and indispensable role in providing for the common defense, and I thank both Cham... Read more