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  • Chairman Chabot Sends Letter to Equifax CEO Requesting Information on Data Breach
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Today, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after sending a letter to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Equifax, Richard Smith, following the data breach that potentially affected 143 million Americans: “With more than 140 million Americans’ personal information at stake, my hope is that Equifax responds quickly to our concerns on the data breach. We need to ensure that we minimize the damage inflicted upon everyone, ... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Introduces Legislation to Update the Tax Code for Nation’s Innovators
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON - Today, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced H.R. 3717, the Small Business Owners’ Tax Simplification Act, to create more clarity within the tax code and allow small business owners to both offer and participate in cafeteria plans. Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) is an original co-sponsor of this bill. “Thanks to the innovation of today’s small business owners, we can now order food or catch a ride from our phone. Unfortunately, though, our cur... Read more

  • Circumventing the Skills Gap: How Small Businesses are Navigating the Labor Market
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Members of the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access heard from a panel of key experts on the challenges small businesses face when dealing with the skills gap in the labor market. “In just the past year, the number of job vacancies grew from 5.5 to 6.2 million, which is the highest in this century,” said Subcommittee Chairman Dave Brat (R-VA). “Although large businesses may have the resources to staff recruiting department... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Praises Court Decision to End Overtime Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Last week, a federal judge struck down the Obama administration’s costly Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule. House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) commended the decision in the following statement: “Small business owners, and their employees, can breathe a sigh of relief knowing they will have to worry about one less burdensome rule that hurts their business or affects their job. This is an issue the Committee has been working hard to reverse. I look for... Read more

  • Expediting Economic Growth: How Streamlining Federal Permitting Can Cut Red Tape for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Small Business Committee held a hearing examining how the current federal permitting process burdens small businesses. “The federal permitting process is a component of this vast regulatory state. Usually before a business can begin to open its doors, launch a project, or begin an initiative, it must obtain a number of permits before moving forward. But the current permitting process is a maze that businesses—big and small—must navigate. And as with regulations gene... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Applauds Swift Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Aid Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disaster Assistance

    WASHINGTON - Today, Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) of the House Small Business Committee released the following statement on the Hurricane Harvey Emergency Funding legislation to designate $450 million to the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Disaster Loan Program. "As Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I applaud House Leadership, Chairman Frelinghuysen, and the House Appropriations Committee on their swift action to craft a bill to provide disaster relief aid to the victims of Hu... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Sends Letter to SBA Monitoring Hurricane Relief Efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Disaster Assistance

    WASHINGTON – Today, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) sent a letter to Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon recognizing the SBA’s early efforts to respond quickly to Hurricane Harvey and encouraging SBA to continue to respond efficiently and effectively to the victims in Texas and Louisiana. “As you are aware, the Committee reviewed SBA’s Disaster Loan Program at its April 26, 2017 hearing. The program necessarily improved following Hurricane Katrin... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Encourages Administration to Nominate Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the SBA
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Today, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) sent a letter to President Trump praising his Administration’s efforts to ease the regulatory burden on small businesses and encouraging him to nominate a Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy. The Committee wrote, “To continue your progress in easing the regulatory burden on the economy, we urge you to nominate a Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the Unite... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Attends White House Event to Celebrate the “American Dream”
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – This week, Chairman Chabot attended the White House Event “The Engine of the American Dream” to celebrate American entrepreneurship and innovation. He attended with Melissa Wegman from the family-owned Wegman Company, which provides systems furniture reinstallation, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. “Since small businesses create two out of every three new private sector jobs, yesterday’s White House event reminds us that we should celebrate their achievements while continuing to do everyt... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Commends EPA on Decision to Withdraw WOTUS Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Rural America

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers moved forward on a two-step process to repeal the “Waters of the United States" (WOTUS) Rule this week: “One of our main focuses here at the Committee is to reduce unnecessary and often harmful government rules on small businesses. The WOTUS Rule, in particular, has been terrible for our nation’s small businesses. Th... Read more