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  • Rep. Kelly Examines Small Businesses in Rural America
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform , Access to Capital, Rural America

    MISSISSIPPI – This afternoon, the House Small Business Committee held a field hearing in Southaven, Mississippi to examine issues facing rural small businesses including access to capital, lack of reliable broadband, and finding qualified employees. Subcommittee Chairman on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations Trent Kelly (R-MS) said, “Although the economy is getting stronger, rural America is still recovering from the 2008 recession. Today we asked these small business owners to share wit... Read more

  • Shrinking the Skills Gap: How Small Businesses are Confronting a Big Problem
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGON—Today, Members of the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access heard from a panel of small business owners and experts on the solutions that exist to combat the small business workforce shortage. “The American economy is creating jobs at historic rates. Over 1 million jobs have been created so far this year, the unemployment rate is at an 18 year low of 3.8 percent, and there are now more vacant jobs than unemployed job seekers in the Unit... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Examines the Impact of Category Management on the Small Business Industrial Base
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGON—Today, Members of the House Small Business Committee examined the Executive Branch’s approach to utilizing Category Management (CM) principles and the impact it may have on small businesses and the industrial base. CM are a set of procurement approaches attempting to eliminate redundancies, increase efficiency, and deliver value all while saving the taxpayers money. “While Category Management can be useful in tracking the federal government’s purchasing habits in order to identify effi... Read more

  • Chabot Statement on the Department of Commerce’s Actions on China’s ZTE
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement regarding the agreement the Department of Commerce has made with China-backed telecom giant, ZTE: “The President’s instincts on the threat that ZTE poses to American small businesses and our country have been correct from the start—ZTE is a nefarious actor that seeks to undermine our national security. It is my hope that the President and Secretary Ross will continue to apply as much... Read more

  • Vetting the VA: Examining their Resources for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Today, Members of the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations heard testimony from an expert panel of witnesses on the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) resources for veteran-owned small businesses, specifically the Veterans First Contracting Program. “The Veterans First Contracting Program was established by Congress in 2006 to assist the VA in carrying out their mission of serving America’s veterans,” said Subcommittee Chairman... Read more

  • Millennials and the Gig Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Today, Members of the Committee on Small Business heard testimony from a panel of experts and small business owners on the relationship between millennials and the gig economy; specifically, the increasing number of millennials pursuing careers in the gig economy, and how this trend is impacting small business. “This notion of short term, contractual workers dates back centuries, but has been re-envisioned with the inclusion of technology,” said Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “The gig ... Read more

  • Senate Passes Bill to Protect Critical Small Business Loan Program
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate passed 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 (R-OH), and Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee Chairman Jim Risch (R-ID), and Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). “Today’s Senate pas... Read more

  • House Passes FY2019 NDAA with Small Business Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH), released the following statement upon House passage of the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes small business provisions introduced by the House Committee on Small Business: “Small businesses play an immeasurable role in keeping America safe and strong. Not only are they the lifeblood of the economy, but they also the lifeblood of our nation’s industrial base,” said Chairman Chabot. “Th... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot’s Statement on the Passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement upon House passage of S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act: “As Chairman of the Committee on Small Business, I hear consistently about the negative effects of flawed and burdensome regulations on our community banks and credit unions. It is these small financial institutions that fuel our local economies and give hope to those who want to start... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot’s Statement on House Passage of H.R. 5044, the Service-Disabled Veterans Small Business Continuation Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement upon the House passage of his bill, H.R. 5044, the Service-Disabled Veterans Small Business Continuation Act: “America owes a debt of gratitude to not only members of our military, but also their families. My bill ensures that the surviving spouses of service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses are able to retain the service-disabled veteran-owned status of their small business f... Read more