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  • 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: Tax Reform , 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

  • CNN Money: Obama's Keystone Pipeline Nix Worries Small Business
    Posted in Articles on January 20, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Obama's Keystone Pipeline Nix Worries Small Business By Jose Pagliery January 20, 2012 The hopes of some small business owners in the Nebraskan towns of Fairbury and Steele City were crushed when the Obama administration rejected a proposed expansion of the Keystone oil sands pipeline. Extending the Canadian pipeline 1,179 miles to the area promised both towns another chance to bounce back from the ongoing economic crisis. In 2010, when the first line was built, waves of engineers and construct... Read more

  • Chairman Graves Statement on White House’s Rejection of Keystone Pipeline Jobs
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) today issued the following statement on the Obama administration’s decision to deny a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline project: “With an unemployment rate above 8 percent and an underemployment rate of 15 percent, I am completely bewildered at why this administration has decided to reject a true shovel-ready project that will create 20,000 direct jobs and about 118,000 spin-off jobs, many of them through small businesses. Of the 20,000... Read more

  • Chairman Tipton in POLITICO: Energy Regulations Hurt Job Creation
    Posted in Op-Eds on October 18, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Energy Regulations Hurt Job Creation By Subcommittee Chairman Scott Tipton October 18, 2011 My Colorado colleague, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, recently asked the Environmental Protection Agency’s assistant administrator, Mathy Stanislaus, whether the agency’s economic analysis had considered the effect of proposed regulations on jobs. “Not directly,” Stanislaus answered. Unfortunately, this is not the only example — nor is the EPA the only government agency — to have failed to adequately cons... Read more

  • Tipton Holds Field Hearing on the Big Impact of Energy Regulations on Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    GRAND JUNCTION, CO— House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade Chairman Scott Tipton (R-CO) today held a field hearing in Grand Junction, Colo., to examine burdensome federal energy industry regulations and policies and their impact on small businesses, jobs and consumer prices. The Subcommittee heard testimony from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator for Region 8, James Martin, as well as local and state officials and local energy business owners and emplo... Read more

  • ICYMI - VIDEO: Graves: Small Businesses Will Not “Step Up and Hire” Until They Have Certainty and Relief from Crippling Taxes and Energy Costs
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on June 7, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform , Energy

    Graves: Small Businesses Will Not “Step Up and Hire” Until They Have Certainty and Relief from Crippling Taxes and Energy Costs House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) appeared on Fox Business' DC Report to discuss May’s disappointing jobs report. Click on the video player to watch the interview Read more

  • Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) Talks National Small Business Week on the The Lars Larson Show
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 19, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform , Energy, Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (R-NC) Talks National Small Business Week on the The Lars Larson Show “As we [the federal government] continue to make it harder for our small businesses to do business… What does that equal? That equals lost jobs. Every time it cost one of our small businesses more money to adhere to a regulation…that’s a loss of a job, that’s one less job that a person can hire…We see it over and over again.” -Rep. Renee Ellmers Click icon to listen or download MP3. In honor of Nati... Read more

  • Chairman Graves in the Daily Caller: Small businesses severely hurt by high energy prices
    Posted in Op-Eds on April 27, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform , Energy

    Small businesses severely hurt by high energy prices by Rep. Sam Graves April 27, 2011 Over the course of the last two years, the cost of energy has skyrocketed. Since President Barack Obama took office, gas prices have doubled — with some cities averaging over $4 per gallon. These increases are crippling small businesses and American families. In fact, seven out of ten Americans indicate that the rising cost of energy has brought them financial hardships, according to a Washington Post/ABC New... Read more

  • ICYMI - Small Businesses Severely Hurt by High Energy Prices
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 27, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Small Businesses Severely Hurt by High Energy Prices by Rep. Sam Graves April 27, 2011 Over the course of the last two years, the cost of energy has skyrocketed. Since President Barack Obama took office, gas prices have doubled — with some cities averaging over $4 per gallon. These increases are crippling small businesses and American families. In fact, seven out of ten Americans indicate that the rising cost of energy has brought them financial hardships, according to a Washington Post/ABC New... Read more

  • Congressman Tipton: We Must Bring Down the Cost of Fuel with an ‘All-of-the-Above’ Energy Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Congressman Tipton: We Must Bring Down the Cost of Fuel with an ‘All-of-the-Above’ Energy Plan Small Business Owners Speak Out Against High Gas Prices, Call For Expanded Domestic Energy Production WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO), Chairman of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade, today held a hearing to highlight the crippling effects of high fuel prices on small business and the vital need for an all-of-the-above energy approach to ease th... Read more