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  • Chairman Chabot Sends Letter to Federal Trade Commissioner Urging Action on the Equifax Data Breach
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – This week, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after sending a letter to the Honorable Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Acting Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), about the Equifax data breach affecting 143 million Americans’ personal information: “The Equifax data breach is a disturbing reminder that there are cyber security threats that span the grid. From the Department of Defense, to Fortune 500 companies, to the smallest... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Sends Letter to Equifax CEO Requesting Information on Data Breach
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Today, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after sending a letter to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Equifax, Richard Smith, following the data breach that potentially affected 143 million Americans: “With more than 140 million Americans’ personal information at stake, my hope is that Equifax responds quickly to our concerns on the data breach. We need to ensure that we minimize the damage inflicted upon everyone, ... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Praises Court Decision to End Overtime Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Last week, a federal judge struck down the Obama administration’s costly Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule. House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) commended the decision in the following statement: “Small business owners, and their employees, can breathe a sigh of relief knowing they will have to worry about one less burdensome rule that hurts their business or affects their job. This is an issue the Committee has been working hard to reverse. I look for... Read more

  • Expediting Economic Growth: How Streamlining Federal Permitting Can Cut Red Tape for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Small Business Committee held a hearing examining how the current federal permitting process burdens small businesses. “The federal permitting process is a component of this vast regulatory state. Usually before a business can begin to open its doors, launch a project, or begin an initiative, it must obtain a number of permits before moving forward. But the current permitting process is a maze that businesses—big and small—must navigate. And as with regulations gene... 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

  • Small Business Committee Encourages Administration to Nominate Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the SBA
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Today, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) sent a letter to President Trump praising his Administration’s efforts to ease the regulatory burden on small businesses and encouraging him to nominate a Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy. The Committee wrote, “To continue your progress in easing the regulatory burden on the economy, we urge you to nominate a Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the Unite... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Commends EPA on Decision to Withdraw WOTUS Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Rural America

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers moved forward on a two-step process to repeal the “Waters of the United States" (WOTUS) Rule this week: “One of our main focuses here at the Committee is to reduce unnecessary and often harmful government rules on small businesses. The WOTUS Rule, in particular, has been terrible for our nation’s small businesses. Th... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Applauds the Department of Labor Taking First Steps to Address Harmful Overtime Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Workplace Issues

    WASHINGTON – This week, the Department of Labor invited stakeholders to submit public comments on the overtime rule. The rule, put in place by the Department of Labor during the Obama Administration in May 2016, was delayed by a federal judge in December 2016. The public will have 60 days to comment whether the rule will have an adverse effect on low-wage regions and industries. House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement following this news: “Thi... Read more

  • How Can We Reverse the Entrepreneurship Decline?
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform , Access to Capital, Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Small Business Committee heard from industry experts on the challenges facing entrepreneurs and how the success of our small businesses have a major effect on the strength of our economy. “New and small businesses create the majority of our nation’s jobs and spur innovation. However, since the Great Recession, there has been a significant decline in entrepreneurship, which may in part explain the slow economic growth experienced in America today,” said House Small B... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Requests a Briefing about Recent CFPB Rulemaking Actions
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) sent a letter yesterday to the Honorable Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), requesting a briefing on the CFPB’s recent rulemaking actions. “Small business owners frequently raise concerns to the Committee about the challenges of access to capital and how it prohibits job creation and business expansion. As Congress looks for ways to create an environment for small businesses to flo... Read more