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  • Small Businesses Are Still Burdened By Obamacare, Even With A Delay
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on July 11, 2013 | Preview rr

    Small Businesses Are Still Burdened By Obamacare, Even With A Delay Business Owner: “The law has to be repealed or substantially changed” Yesterday, White House press secretary Jay Carney said during his daily press briefing that those who suggested delaying the Obamacare employer mandate was unusual were "willfully ignorant about past precedent." He also said, "It's just not — it's not serious." Maybe so many Americans think it’s unusual because there have been so many delays. Last week’s deci... Read more

  • Leading States For Business Offer Advice to Washington on How To Grow Small Businesses and Create Jobs
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on July 11, 2013 | Preview rr

    Leading States For Business Offer Advice to Washington on How To Grow Small Businesses and Create Jobs “Our business community has lost faith in the federal government” WASHINGTON, D.C.— Yesterday, the House Small Business Committee held a hearing on the small business growth policies of state governments that have highly successful economic strategies. The hearing included the testimony of state officials from South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and Kansas, all of which consistently rank in the uppe... Read more

  • Subcommittee Chairman Collins Goes On the Record with Greta Van Susteren to Discuss Obamacare Delays
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on June 20, 2013 | Preview rr

    Subcommittee Chairman Collins Goes On the Record with Greta Van Susteren to Discuss Obamacare Delays WASHINGTON, D.C.— Last night, Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology Chairman Chris Collins (R-NY) appeared on Fox News' "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren" to discuss the implementation of the President's health care law and its effects on small businesses. The Government Accountability Office (GAO)released two reports on Wednesday confirming that the implementation of the Pre... Read more

  • What Small Business Owners Are Saying About The Keystone XL Pipeline
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 22, 2013 | Preview rr

    While our country's small businesses continue to struggle to produce consistent job growth, the Keystone XL Pipeline would provide a needed boost to our economy. The pipeline will jumpstart local economies, creating an estimated 42,100 jobs, many of them with small businesses. Last week, the Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade held a hearing on the economic benefits of the pipeline. Small business owners also shared how the Keystone XL pipeline would affect their busine... Read more

  • What Small Business Owners Are Saying About Obama's Regulatory Record
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 8, 2013 | Preview rr

    Small companies don’t have the resources that large corporations have to focus on regulatory compliance, and as a result, small businesses bear a regulatory cost that is 36% higher than large businesses. Ahead of today's committee hearing on this very topic, small business owners shared how current regulations, under the Obama Administration, affect their plans for the future through the Committee’s interactive website, “Small Biz Open Mic.” _____________________________________________________... Read more

  • VIDEO: Small Businesses Dread Compliance With The Health Care Law
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 18, 2013 | Preview rr

    “I realize that this law would be the most disruptive instrument to the American workplace in my lifetime" Click here to watch the video. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three years after passage of the health care law, the House Small Business Committee held a hearing with small businesses and a former CBO Director on the implementation of the law and how small companies are doing with compliance. The witnesses testified that the uncertainty, cost, and complexity of the law is proving to be a barrier to ec... Read more

  • What Small Business Owners Are Saying About Tax Reform
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 9, 2013 | Preview rr

    Tax reform has consistently been at the top of the list of priorities for small business owners. Over time our tax code has become increasingly complex and confusing and represents a burden to economic growth. Tax complexity is particularly burdensome for small businesses who do not have the luxury of employing teams of accounts and ed up paying a tax compliance cost three times the size of larger businesses. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce eight out of ten small businesses support co... Read more

  • ICYMI: Chairman Graves Blasts The Obama Administration Delay of Small Business Health Options Program (SHOPs) on Fox and Friends
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 3, 2013 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—This morning, House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) appeared on Fox News to discuss the Obama Administration's recent proposal to delay the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOPs), which was touted as a key catalyst to spur competition and help reduce health care costs for small businesses. Many of the major provisions of the health care law are set to take effect in 2013 and 2014, including the SHOPS provision, but evidently the Obama Administration is... Read more

  • Subcommittee Chairman Collins Talks Small Business Cyber Security on National Television
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on March 22, 2013 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, House Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology Chairman Chris Collins (R-NY) appeared on the Fox Business Network to discuss yesterday's hearing on small businesses and cyber security. Although attacks on small businesses don’t make the headlines, a recent report shows nearly 20 percent of cyber-attacks are on small firms with less than 250 employees CLICK HERE to view the interview Small firms are easy targets for cyber criminals as many do not have the nece... Read more

  • What Small Business Owners Are Saying About The President's Health Care Law Three Years After Passage
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on March 5, 2013 | Preview rr

    While the President campaigned in 2008 on lowering health care premiums by $2,500 for the typical American family by the end of his first term, the cost of premiums have continued to rise. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, health care premiums have risen by $3,162 for health care plans offered by small businesses. Rising health care costs continue to burden small businesses. Gallup reports that 73% of small business owners believe that rising health care costs are hurting their busines... Read more