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Ranking Member Chabot in The Cincinnati Enquirer: Small businesses get second chance at Paycheck Protection Program

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This article originally appeared in The Cincinnati Enquirer. Since COVID-19 first hit our shores, as the ranking member of the House Small Business Committee, I’ve heard from thousands of small businesses from all across the country. Locally, I’ve talked with people who run restaurants, hair salons and retail shops (just to name a few); dozens of hospitals and health care providers;…

ICYMI: Ranking Member Chabot Advocates for Small Business Retirement Security

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This article originally appeared in The Hill. I have always believed that small businesses are the engines of the American economy and now is certainly a great time to be a small business owner. The nation’s economic expansion has been tremendous for American workers. Companies are prospering—creating jobs and economic opportunity that benefit millions of individuals and their families.…

Ranking Member Chabot in Cincinnati Enquirer: Opportunity zones spur investment

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Click here to read on the Cincinnati Enquirer's website. As the ranking member of the House Committee on Small Business, I hear time and time again from small business owners who become entrepreneurs to achieve the American Dream. However, their continued success can create ripples far beyond their individual lives. When their businesses hire or expand facilities, they create jobs…

Chairman Chabot in Forbes: How Congress Can Help Reluctant Millennial Entrepreneurs And Small Businesses

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Entrepreneurship is on the decline. This may come as a surprise with the popularity of shows such as “Shark Tank.” But between 2010 and 2014, only about 165,000 new businesses were started, compared with almost half a million new businesses between 1992 and 1996. Perhaps more surprisingly, millennials are starting even fewer businesses than previous generations. Why are innovators –…

Chairman Chabot in The Hill: Business accelerators: Entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs

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  Business accelerators: Entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH)  The Hill May 3, 2017 In National Statuary Hall, located in the heart of the U.S. Capitol building, there is a statue of the great American innovator, Thomas Alva Edison. It was placed there by my fellow Ohioans in recognition of the life work…

Chabot in Forbes: For Small Business Saturday, A Plan For Regulatory Easing

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For Small Business Saturday, A Plan For Regulatory Easing By Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) November 23, 2016 Forbes Opinion America’s 28 million small businesses are the keystone of our economy. This weekend, we will celebrate Small Business Saturday, an opportunity to recognize America’s entrepreneurs and rededicate ourselves to helping them…

Chabot on CNBC: Wells Fargo CEO Resignation Not Enough

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Wells Fargo CEO Resignation Not Enough By Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) CNBC Opinion If Wells Fargo truly considers the resignation of CEO John Stumpf to be a first step towards regaining the trust of America's entrepreneurs, then there are countless more steps they must take to correct the damage their employees did to…

Chabot in Cincinnati Enquirer: Abilities shine in small businesses

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Abilities shine in small businesses By Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) The Cincinnati Enquirer August 16, 2016 Small businesses are more than just the backbone of the American economy. They are also the heart and soul of our communities in Ohio and across the nation. As chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I have seen first-hand how…

Chairman Chabot in Defense News: Look to US Small Businesses to Supply War Fighters

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Look to US Small Businesses to Supply War Fighters By Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) Defense News May 16, 2016 For 55 years, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been the primary way Congress meets its constitutional responsibility to “provide for the common defense.” As a vital national security policy bill, the NDAA has always provided our war fighters with the…