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  • Tipton Subcommittee Touts The Benefit Of New Energy Technology For Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade, under the chairmanship of Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO), today held a hearing on the potential economic and employment benefits of increased domestic oil and natural gas production, due to new technologies, for the nation and specifically for small businesses. Recent changes in technology and market fundamentals now make it more economical to produce vast amounts of oil and gas from unconventional petroleum deposits, such as shale ga... Read more

  • Graves: The Keystone XL Pipeline Is A No-Brainer
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) released the following statement in support of H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act: “If Washington intends to be focused on jobs, then the Keystone XL Pipeline is a no-brainer,” said Chairman Graves. “Last week, our Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade heard from a labor official and small business owners, including one that President Obama visited on Friday, that they want the Keystone XL Pipeline project to move forward. Th... Read more

  • Committee Exposes the EPA’s Regulatory Assault on Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    The House Small Business Committee, led by Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), today held a hearing to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), with a specific focus on the Agency’s Boiler MACT and Lead, Renovation, Repair and Painting regulations. Although long ignored by federal agencies, the RFA requires agencies to consider the effects of their rules on small businesses and other small entities before implementing them. If the impact i... Read more

  • Walsh Holds Field Hearing on the Impact of High Gas Prices on Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access Chairman Joe Walsh (R-IL) today held a field hearing in Hoffman Estates, IL, on the effects of high gasoline prices on local small business. Energy is a major cost in a substantial share of small businesses. One in 10 small business owners claim that energy is their single greatest cost, greater than wages and salaries, materials and supplies, etc. Another 25 percent claim energy is one of the two or three largest business co... Read more

  • Graves Applauds Passage of the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today applauded House passage of the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act, a package of energy production bills that will lead to lower energy costs and more jobs. The bill includes the Planning for American Energy Act of 2012 (H.R.4381), which was introduced by Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade Chairman Scott Tipton (R-CO) and the Providing Leasing Certainty for American Energy Act of 2012 (H.R 4382), which was introdu... Read more

  • Committee Examines Effect of High Gas Prices on Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    The House Small Business Committee, led by Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), today held a hearing to examine the relationship between high fuel costs and small businesses. Persistently high gasoline prices and the volatility of the oil market are draining family budgets and putting increased stress on small businesses. According to a recent survey by the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, 72 percent of small businesses report they are affected by high energy prices. Of these businesses, 41 p... Read more

  • Graves & Tipton in the Washington Examiner: Red Tape Is Strangling America's Energy Supply
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 8, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Red Tape Is Strangling America's Energy Supply By Chairmen Sam Graves & Scott Tipton May 8, 2012 As loudly as American families are demanding refuge from economic burdens like high gas prices, small businesses are now chiming in as well. Persistently high energy costs are forcing owners to reduce hiring and cut back on employee hours. According to the National Federation for Independent Business, one in 10 business owners says energy is his or her single greatest cost, ranking it ahead of wages... Read more

  • Tipton Examines Small Business Innovative Energy Solutions
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    House Small Business Agriculture, Energy and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Scott Tipton (R-CO) today held a hearing to examine innovative ways small businesses contribute to energy production. Specifically, the Subcommittee focused on advanced biofuels, such as cellulosic ethanol, and new innovative technologies small companies have developed to produce energy from previously unused materials. “Today’s hearing was on a topic of significant importance for our nation,” said Chairman Tipton. “Economi... Read more

  • Committee to Hold Markup on Contracting Bills and Hearing on Rising Energy Costs
    Posted in Media Advisories on March 2, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Contracting

    Week Ahead for the Committee: March 5- 9 Committee to Hold Markup on Contracting Bills and Hearing on Rising Energy Costs WASHINGTON, DC – The House Small Business Committee, chaired by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today announced the schedule for the week of March 5, 2012. On Wednesday, March 7, 2012 the Committee on Small Business will conduct a markup of its Views and Estimates on the Small Business Administration’s FY 2013 budget request and six small business contracting bills. The markup will t... Read more

  • Chairman Graves in Politico: What Small-Business Owners Want to Hear in State of the Union Speech
    Posted in Op-Eds on January 23, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Health, Energy, Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Contracting, International Trade

    What Small-Business Owners Want to Hear in State of the Union Speech By Chairman Sam Graves January 23, 2012 What do small-business owners want from the government? The short answer: Move out of the way. Eight out of 10 small-business owners say they want the government to stay out of the way instead of providing a “helping hand,” according to a recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce survey. Eighty-six percent said they would rather have more certainty than more assistance. As President Barack Obama g... Read more