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  • Chairman Chabot Applauds Administration’s Memo to Improve Inefficient Permitting Reviews
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH), released the following statement on the Administration’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expedite infrastructure project approvals. “Small businesses and contractors across America can now breathe a huge sigh of relief knowing that this Administration continues to work on their behalf. For too long the burden of federal permitting has cast a shadow on entrepreneurs, small contractors, and innovators. I applaud... Read more

  • SBC Requests Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy Study
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON—Last week, Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access Chairman Dave Brat (R-VA) sent a letter to the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy requesting the office conduct research examining the economic conditions for small business with the rise of occupational licensing. “At a time where small business owners are particularly having a hard time filling vacant positions, we are concerned that occupational licensing laws co... Read more

  • Chairman Praises Court Decision to Rollback “Unreasonable” DOL Regulation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 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 Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled the Department of Labor’s (DOL) fiduciary rule “unreasonable.” The rule was an Obama-era regulation that would have limited access to affordable retirement savings advice. “The fiduciary rule was just another example of regulatory overreach during the last Administration. This court decision was a step in the righ... Read more

  • Chabot Supports BRICK Act to Protect Small Business Owners in the Brick, Clay and Tile Industries
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Today, Chairman Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1917, the Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns (BRICK) Act: “As Chairman of the Committee on Small Business, I continue to hear from small business owners all across America that compliance with regulations is one of the greatest challenges they face. The regulation at issue in the BRICK Act is one such regulation that is estimated to cost the industry $100 million to comply. I ... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Speaks in Support of Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on March 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – This week, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 4607, the Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act. This follows a hearing the Committee held last week to examine a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that identified a number of financial regulations that burden community banks and credit unions. On the floor, Chairman Chabot said: “I want to thank Chairman Hensarling, and the entire Financial Services Commit... Read more

  • Regulatory Reform and Rollback: The Effects on Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON—Today, Members of the House Committee on Small Business heard from a panel of stakeholders on the effects of Congress and the President’s regulatory reform and rollback efforts for small businesses and how to improve and lighten the regulatory burden. “Small business owners must navigate what is often a tangled web of complex, confusing, and costly regulations. A start-up company will spend on average over $83,000 in regulatory costs alone in the first year. Small business owners also... Read more

  • Examining How One-Size-Fits-All Regulations Affect Community Banks and Credit Unions
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – Today, Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and the Committee on Small Business held a hearing to examine how red tape and bureaucracy affect community banks and credit unions. Specifically, Committee Members examined a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that identified a number of financial regulations that hurt smaller financial institutions. “The local community bank and the neighborhood credit union play an outsized role in lending to small businesses. This relationship betwe... Read more

  • House Passes Legislation to Help Small Businesses Provide Realistic Menu Labeling Options
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 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 House passed H.R. 772, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act, a bill to provide small businesses more flexibility with menu labeling regulations: “Under the current rule, small businesses such as convenience stores, pizza delivery shops, and grocery stores are required to follow strict menu labeling guidelines that are often not financially or logistically possible, e... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Responds to DOL’s Proposed Rule Expanding Access to Health Insurance for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform , Health, Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after the Department of Labor(DOL) published a proposed rule expanding the definition of “employer” to allow more small business employees and sole proprietors to access health insurance through Small Business Health Plans (also known as Association Health Plans): “While the tax reform package Congress passed and the President signed into law in December effectively ended the burdens... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Responds to NLRB Decision to Restore Joint Employer Definition
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform

    WASHINGTON – House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) overruled the 2015 Browning-Ferris Industries decision and reinstated the prior joint-employer standard: “I commend the NLRB for its decision to restore the common sense definition of a joint employer that the Obama Administration reversed. The only way to ensure that this standard remains in place, and that small businesses have certainty t... Read more