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  • Chairman Chabot Lays out Vision for Small Business Committee in 2016
    Posted in Op-Eds on January 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    Policymakers Must Match Resolve of Entrepreneurs in 2016 The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship By Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) 2015 was a testament to the strength and resilience of America’s entrepreneurs. 2016 will be a challenge to policymakers to match their resolve with bold leadership, creative solutions and meaningful reforms. Chairman Chabot As Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I have worked with Members of Congress from both sides of the... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot in The Hill: Tax Reform for America's Small Businesses
    Posted in Op-Eds on December 10, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    A great gift idea: Tax reform By Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) December 10, 2015 The Hill Nobody has more at stake in the tax reform debate than America’s small-business owners. As chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I am fully committed to making sure their voices are heard. There are over 28 million small businesses in America today, which employ half of all working Americans and are responsible for creating seven out of every 10 new jobs. These economic powerhouses pay 42 percen... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot on FoxNews.com: When small businesses succeed, America succeeds
    Posted in Op-Eds on November 27, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations

    Chairman Chabot on FoxNews.com: When small businesses succeed, America succeeds November 27, 2015 Three guys walk into a Small Business Administration regional office – a shopkeeper, a rancher and an app developer. No, that’s not the set-up for a bad joke. It’s a useful way of thinking about how policymakers must expand our understanding of small business in the 21st Century. Only by clearly understanding and appreciating the changing face of small business in America can we enact meaningful ref... Read more

  • Chabot in Cincinnati Enquirer: Celebrate, Support our Small Businesses
    Posted in Op-Eds on November 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    Celebrate, Support our Small Businesses Cincinnati Enquirer Nov. 27, 2015 U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, a Westwood Republican, is chairman of the House Committee on Small Business. “We’ve come a long way in less than a decade and one thing’s for sure, Ohio is flyover country no more.” When local tech entrepreneur Chris Ostoich said those words to the House Small Business Committee last week, it certainly wasn’t news to me. Since I became chairman of the Small Business Committee earlier this year, I’ve... Read more

  • The Rise of Entreprenuerial Communities
    Posted in Op-Eds on October 5, 2015 | Preview rr

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  • Chabot Op-Ed in Masonry Magazine: Cutting Red Tape, Building for the Future
    Posted in Op-Eds on October 1, 2015 | Preview rr

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  • Chabot: Small Businesses Need Trade Priorities and Accountability from Washington
    Posted in Op-Eds on June 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    Chabot: Small Businesses Need Trade Priorities and Accountability from Washington As seen in the Washington Examiner Ninety-nine percent of American companies are actually small businesses, and they employ over half of the entire American workforce. When you stop and consider the fact that only two out of every 100 of those companies participate in international trade, it's obvious we're just not thinking big enough anymore. The Trade Priorities and Accountability Act doesn't just help us think... Read more

  • Answering the Small Business SOS
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 8, 2015 | Preview rr

    Answering the Small Business SOS REP. STEVE CHABOT • MAY 8, 2015 This is National Small Business Week, a great time to consider the role small businesses play in communities across America and their invaluable place at the center of the American economy. With small businesses accounting for more than half of our GDP and comprising over 99 percent of America’s employers, it’s clear the future of our small businesses is the future of America. Often, the biggest hurdle a small business faces is sim... Read more

  • Small Businesses Deserve More Than 'Functionally Obsolete'
    Posted in Op-Eds on April 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    Small Businesses Deserve More Than 'Functionally Obsolete' By Rep. Steve Chabot April 17, 2015 Roll Call We’re still in the first days of spring, but I know one of the highlights of the summer for me and for my district is going to be Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game at Great American Ballpark on the Cincinnati riverfront. Not only are baseball fans gearing up for this fun tradition, but the countless small businesses that support the sports industry as a whole, and the city of Cincinnati,... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot's Commentary on CNBC.com: The big problem with taxes on small business
    Posted in Op-Eds on April 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    Chairman Chabot's Commentary on CNBC.com: The big problem with taxes on small business Original Article It's here. A day that nobody looks forward to. A day when we have to reach into our pockets and cut a check for Uncle Sam: Tax Day. While it has never been the most popular day of the year, somehow, Tax Day – and all of the stress, labor, and money that go into preparing for it —has gotten worse, particularly for family businesses and entrepreneurs. Every year Americans spend 6.1 billion hour... Read more