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  • 1 In, 12 Out: Chairman Praises Administration’s Regulatory Rollback
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after the United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced that President Trump’s regulatory reform efforts have saved Americans $23 billion in FY 2018. “As Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I have been diligently working with the Administration to identify the impact new regulations have on small businesses, so we can effectively reduce unnecessary costs... Read more

  • House Passes 9 Bipartisan Small Business Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Contracting, International Trade, Technology

    WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after the House passed nine bipartisan bills, ranging from legislation making it easier for small businesses to access capital to expanding contracting opportunities. “I am pleased the House passed these nine common-sense, bipartisan bills to help America’s 30 million small businesses and those they employ. These bills will ensure small businesses’ have access to capital, making it... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Applauds NLRB’s Decision to Restore Joint Employer Standard
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Workplace Issues

    WASHINGTON – This week, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published its proposed rule on the joint-employer standard: “The NLRB’s decision to restore the joint-employer standard is welcome news for small businesses everywhere. Job creators and innovators deserve certainty that they can continue to operate their businesses locally and independently. The Obama-era scheme jeopardizes small ... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Calls for Transparency from Federal Agencies
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Last week, Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) sent follow-up letters to the heads of three federal agencies requesting further information on small entity compliance guide reporting as required by Section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA). “Small businesses deserve transparency from the federal government and for their voices to be heard in the federal rulemaking process. It is imperative that all federal agenc... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Probes SBA Disaster Response
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Disaster Assistance

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing to examine the Small Business Administration's (SBA) actions during the 2017 storm season and the SBA’s disaster response moving forward. "The 2017 storm season, by all accounts, was historic. As we know, SBA plays a large role in the long-term recovery needs for the United States,” said Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “[SBA’s] Disaster Loan Program, which provides fixed-term and low-interest direct loans to victims is vital ... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot and Rep. Cuellar Introduce Legislation to Protect Small Business Trademarks
    Posted in Press Releases on September 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) recently introduced H.R. 6695, the Trademark Licensing Protection Act of 2018, which clarifies that licensing trademarks, and controlling or exercising those trademarks, do not create an employment relationship. “In an effort to strengthen the protections of small businesses, especially franchisees, we must ensure that the millions of Americans they employ have the provisions and protections th... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Requests Review of OSHA’s Cranes and Derricks in Construction
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Today, Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Subcommittee Chairmen Rod Blum (R-IA), and Trent Kelly (R-MS) sent a letter to the Honorable R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of the United States Department of Labor and Ms. Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), requesting a thorough review of the regulation and analysis of OSHA’s Cranes and Derricks in construction regulation and its impact on small businesses, as required by the ... Read more

  • Chairman Steve Chabot Statement on Proposed Pass-Through Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform , Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – This week, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after the highly anticipated U.S. Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service guidance on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s new 20 percent small business deduction was released: “This is great news for small businesses and the millions of Americans they employ. Main Street businesses now have the clarity needed to work towards the 20 percent deduction, which will allow busine... Read more

  • SBC Kicks Off Amazon "Prime Day"
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform , Access to Capital, Oversight and Regulatory Reform, International Trade

    WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Members of the Committee welcomed Amazon and several small businesses that sell on that platform to a roundtable discussion with Committee Members. “I thank Amazon and the businesses for their insight into how e-commerce has given these small businesses a platform to not only sell their goods, but sell their products around the world. It wasn’t surprising to me that small businesses make up more than half of A... Read more

  • President Signs Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Ensure Access to Loans for Small Business Owners
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Today, President Trump signed into law a bipartisan, bicameral bill led by House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH), Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, House Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). The bill, the Small Business 7(a) Lending Oversight Reform Act, will ensure appropriate oversight of Small Business Administration’s (SBA) flagship loan program and improve ... Read more