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  • Small Business Committee Passes 8 Bipartisan Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business held a markup of legislation to amend the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act. All eight bills passed through Committee on bipartisan votes. “Once again the Small Business Committee has shown we can work together in a bipartisan manner to create real, common-sense legislation to help our nation’s small businesses. I’m proud of all the work our Committee members have put into these bills, especially listening to the ne... Read more

  • SBC Kicks Off Amazon "Prime Day"
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform , Access to Capital, Oversight and Regulatory Reform, International Trade

    WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Members of the Committee welcomed Amazon and several small businesses that sell on that platform to a roundtable discussion with Committee Members. “I thank Amazon and the businesses for their insight into how e-commerce has given these small businesses a platform to not only sell their goods, but sell their products around the world. It wasn’t surprising to me that small businesses make up more than half of A... Read more

  • Helping Small Businesses Protect Intellectual Property
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business examined how small business owners in the digital technology industry use intellectual property to help their business, and the issues they face when navigating the intellectual property process. America’s intellectual property is worth $6.6 trillion, and intellectual property-intensive industries employ over 45 million Americans. However, as Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) said during the hearing, “The process for obtaining intellectual pro... Read more

  • SBC Examines ZTE Threat to Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON—Today, Members of the House Committee on Small Business heard from a panel of national security experts and cybersecurity firms on the existential threat that the Chinese-owned telecommunications firm, ZTE, poses to American small businesses and citizens. “Hearings by this Committee have shown that small businesses have become top targets for nefarious state-backed actors because they tend to be the softest targets. They have fewer resources to manage their IT systems and respond to c... Read more

  • President Signs Knight Bill To Ensure Small Businesses Have Access to Capital
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    WASHINGTON – This week, the President signed H.R. 2333, the Small Business Investment Opportunity Act, introduced by Contracting and Workforce Subcommittee Chairman Steve Knight (R-CA), to increase the amount of leverage made available to small business investment companies (SBICs). “No doubt, access to capital remains one of the biggest obstacles for small business owners in growing their companies. Congressman Knight’s bill will allow small businesses to more easily get the financing they need... Read more

  • PHOTO RELEASE: Chabot Attends White House Bill Signing with President Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump signed Chairman Steve Chabot's (R-OH) landmark bill, H.R. 4743, the Small Business 7(a) Lending Oversight Reform Act, to increase the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) oversight authority over the 7(a) Loan Program. The bipartisan and bicameral legislation was introduced by House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot, and Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee Chairman Jim Risch (R-ID), and Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) ... Read more

  • President Signs Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Ensure Access to Loans for Small Business Owners
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Today, President Trump signed into law a bipartisan, bicameral bill led by House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH), Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, House Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). The bill, the Small Business 7(a) Lending Oversight Reform Act, will ensure appropriate oversight of Small Business Administration’s (SBA) flagship loan program and improve ... Read more

  • SBC Learns How Communities that Think Small—Win Big
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Today, Members of the House Committee on Small Business heard from a panel of local officials on the way their communities have developed thriving small business ecosystems. “Every small business ecosystem relies on a delicate balance of support and resources to survive,” said Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “The creation of a healthy ecosystem requires significant investment by all participants: small business owners, support organizations, and policymakers. Policymakers and support or... Read more

  • SBC Requests GAO Provide a Report on SBA’s Hurricane Disaster Relief Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Recently, Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Ranking Member Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) sent a letter to the Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States at the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO), requesting a report on the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) performance during the past hurricane season. “SBA is a resource for millions of people who have been victims of natural disasters across our nation,” said Chairman Steve Chabot. “As we exami... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Applauds New DOL Rule on Association Health Plans
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new rule on Association Health Plans: “Today’s actions by the Department of Labor are a life raft to the 30 million American small businesses and startups struggling with the burdensome regulations Obamacare imposed on them. I applaud Secretary Acosta and the Trump Administration for expanding access to Association Health Plans (AHPs), thus allowing... Read more