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  • SBC Sends Letter To Ways & Means Requesting Consideration of H.R. 3717
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON – This week, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) sent a letter with Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) to House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA) requesting the Committee consider H.R. 3717, the Small Business Owners’ Tax Simplification Act. H.R. 3717 would update the tax code for small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs. In the letter, Chairman Chabot and Ranking Member Velázquez stated: “The... Read more

  • Financing Through Fintech: Private Sector Solutions in Improving Small Business Capital Access
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    WASHINGTON—Today, Members of the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access heard from a group of financial technology (fintech) leaders on online lending’s role in improving small business capital access. “The amount of community banks in the United States has fallen dramatically in recent years, and regulations such as Dodd-Frank have made it more difficult for small businesses to acquire loans through traditional means,” said Subcommittee Chairman ... Read more

  • GAO Audit Reveals Half-Measures Taken by Small Business Advocates
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON—Today, Members of the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce heard from a panel of government officials on the comprehensive audit of the Offices of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBUs) by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). “In order to protect and preserve the interests of small businesses across the federal government, each agency with procurement powers has its own OSDBU office,” said Subcommittee Chairman Steve Knight (R-... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Praises Nomination of SBA Inspector General
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) praised the White House’s decision to nominate Hannibal “Mike” Ware to serve as the Small Business Administration (SBA) Inspector General: “Acting Inspector General Mike Ware has testified before the Committee several times this year, each time proving that he is a great choice for this position. He has been straightforward and gives the Committee confidence that the SBA OIG will continue to conduct thorough overs... Read more

  • Evaluating the Paperwork Reduction Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Contracting, Technology

    WASHINGTON—Yesterday, Members of the House Small Business Committee heard from a panel of government officials on how federal agencies are reducing paperwork burdens on small businesses and agency compliance issues with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). “Even though the PRA is supposed to reduce paperwork burdens, small businesses are still faced with an overwhelming amount of paperwork requirements each day,” said Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “In fact, paperwork requirements are costing Ameri... Read more

  • Fostering Women’s Entrepreneurial Success
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Contracting

    WASHINGTON—Today, Members of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology heard from a panel of women experienced in the challenges women entrepreneurs face in today’s economy, as well as the available resources to support women-owned small businesses. “While women entrepreneurs face many challenges, one major issue women owners face is access to adequate financing opportunities. Men typically launch their businesses with twice the capital women do, and less than 10 percent of ... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Applauds the President’s Executive Order on Healthcare
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on Healthcare. “I applaud President Trump’s actions today in taking the first step to help 35 million workers employed by small businesses exercise greater control over their healthcare decisions. Hopefully, this Administration continues to keep small businesses at the forefront of this conversation,” said Chairman Chabot. “The Executive Order mak... Read more

  • House Passes SBC Legislation to Boost Small Businesses Participation in Federal Research and Development
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Technology

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House passed H.R. 2763, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Improvements Act, introduced by House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Chairman Steve Knight (R-CA). Specifically, H.R. 2763 insists on greater agency accountability, including several hard reporting deadlines for participating agencies and for the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide future Congresses with better informatio... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Responds to Nomination of Chief Counsel for Advocacy at SBA
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 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 President nominated David Christian Tryon, a fellow Ohioan, as Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the Small Business Administration (SBA): “As the Administration and Congress continue to work together to relieve the regulatory burden on small businesses, it is critical that the SBA Office of Advocacy has someone at its helm to be the independent voice for small businesses within the ... Read more

  • High-Tech Agriculture in the Nation’s Heartland
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Rural America, Technology

    WASHINGTON—Today, Members of the House Small Business Committee Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade heard from a panel of agricultural technology (agtech) and agribusiness professionals on the rapid development of agtech driven by the private sector. “Private sector participation in agtech research and development has surged in recent years. However, the most important stakeholders in any discussion of agtech are the farmers themselves. Small and family farmers cannot risk their time ... Read more