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  • ICYMI – SBC Vice Chairman Luetkemeyer Pens Op-Ed About Cutting Red Tape for Small Businesses
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on September 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Recently, Vice Chairman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) wrote an op-ed in the News Tribune in Jefferson City, MO about the House Small Business Committee hearing titled, “How Streamlining Federal Permitting Can Cut Red Tape for Small Business.” The hearing examined how federal permitting requirements burden small businesses and ways to streamline the process. “As many of you know, before a business can begin a construction project it is required to obtain a myriad of permits from the fede... Read more

  • ICYMI – Small Business Need Real Regulatory Change, Not “Meaningless Relief Efforts”
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on August 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Last week, Karen Kerrigan, President and CEO of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SBE) Council, acknowledged the Administration’s efforts to ease the regulatory burden on small businesses in an SBE Council article. These efforts coincide with the House Small Business Committee’s efforts over the past several years that have helped provide certainty and encouraged entrepreneurship. Ms. Kerrigan, however, explained that small businesses are still waiting for long-lasting regula... Read more

  • GOP Chairman: Small Business Needs to Have a Voice in Tax Reform
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    By: Naomi Jagoda July 25, 2017 House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) said that it’s important for tax-reform discussions to consider how small-businesses operate. “I believe that it is imperative for small businesses to have a seat at the table and a voice in the largest tax reform effort in 31 years,” Chabot said in a statement Tuesday. In a letter dated Monday, Chabot outlined various small business-related issues that should be considered in tax-reform conversations. T... Read more

  • ICYMI - WSJ: A Jobs Rally At Last
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on June 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    This week, the National Federation of Independent Business’s May report showed that hiring at small businesses surged this past month, according to a Wall Street Journal article. "Owners of small companies report an adjusted average employment increase of 0.34 workers per firm over the past few months. “Few readings in the past 43 years have been higher,” says NFIB Chief Economist William Dunkelberg. This is the strongest report since February of 2006." "Owners of small businesses are planning ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Good News: Increased Health Care Options for Small Businesses?
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON - This week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that small businesses can enroll their employees directly in a health insurance company instead of having to do it through Obamacare’s Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). Wall Street Journal: White House Closes a Health-Care Enrollment Option WSJ Excerpt: “Our goal is to reduce ACA burdens on consumers and small businesses and make it easier for them to purchase coverage,” Seema Verma, the administr... Read more

  • ICYMI: Key Witness at House SBC Hearing Featured in Glamour
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital

    ICYMI: Key Witness at House SBC Hearing Featured in Glamour WASHINGTON - On May 3, Carolyn Rodz, Founder and CEO of Circular Board, a virtual accelerator, spoke before the House Small Business Committee to discuss empowering small businesses through the accelerator model. This week, Carolyn was featured in Glamour, talking about how she and fellow entrepreneur Elizabeth Gore, the entrepreneur-in-residence of Dell Inc, created Alice, the first AI platform for women entrepreneurs. Alice will be a... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Kicks Off National Small Business Week with Fox Business Network's Maria Bartiromo
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    CINCINNATI - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) stopped by Fox Business Network's "Mornings with Maria" today to discuss National Small Business Week and the work the Committee is doing to reduce the tax and regulatory burden on America's 28 million small businesses. VIDEO: Watch Chairman Chabot's Full Interview Here Read more

  • ICYMI: Customs Legislation Sent to the President
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on February 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade

    Photo: Office of the Speaker Yesterday, Speaker Paul Ryan signed H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act. Led by Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), this legislation helps small businesses participate in global commerce by improving and updating customs laws, opening more doors and creating more jobs. Chairman Steve Chabot and Members of the Small Business Committee have focused on trade as an area of opportunity for small businesses and entrepreneurs in thi... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Talks #LastSOTU with WKRC in Cincinnati
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes

    WASHINGTON - House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) discussed President Obama's last State of the Union address and what it means for the economy and small businesses with WKRC TV in Cincinnati today. Watch the Interview HERE Chabot on the economy: "We ought to be a lot further along than we are right now and unfortunately because the tax code is far too complicated and because the government continues to over-regulate both individuals and small businesses in this country... Read more

  • Chabot Talks Small Business Victories in 2015 on Cincinnati’s Fox 19
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH), in a wide-ranging year-end interview with Cincinnati’s Fox 19, talked about how Congress acted to give small businesses big victories in 2015. Chabot specifically talked about how the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act will provide small businesses in Ohio and across the country with tax certainty this holiday season. The U.S. House passed the legislation yesterday making key tax provisions such as Section 179 expensing an... Read more