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  • 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

  • Chairman Chabot Commends House Passage of Save Local Business Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Health, Access to Capital, Energy, Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Rural America, Contracting, International Trade, Workplace Issues, Technology, Disaster Assistance, Environment

    WASHINGTON - Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement upon House passage yesterday of H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act, legislation that will reverse an Obama-era scheme that threatens small businesses. Chairman Chabot is an original co-sponsor of the bill and, earlier this year, sent a letter to the House Education and Workforce Committee in support of H.R. 3441. “Small businesses have been hurting under this rule for years and... Read more

  • Hiring More Heroes: A Review of SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Contracting

    WASHINGTON—Ahead of Veterans Day, Members of the House Committee on Small Business heard testimony from Ms. Barbara Carson, the Associate Administrator of the Office of Veterans Business Development at the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), on the tools and resources veterans can access to start or expand their small business. “Our nation’s veterans make extraordinary sacrifices, put their lives on the line, and keep our country safe. They are our fathers, mothers, siblings, and ... Read more

  • Investing in Small Businesses: The SBIC Program
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Rural America, Contracting, Technology

    WASHINGTON—Today, Members of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade heard from a panel of witnesses from all over the country who participate in the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program. “As a way to inject more equity into the small business ecosystem to address the gap in long-term financing, the SBA created the Small Business Investment Company Program, also known as the SBIC Program, in 1958,” said Subcommittee Chairman Rod Blum (... Read more