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

  • No Place Too Far for Telemedicine
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Rural America, Technology

    WASHINGTON – Today, Members of the House Small Business Subcommittees on Agriculture, Energy and Trade and Health and Technology heard from leading pioneers in the telehealth industry. They discussed the current use of telehealth services and how expansion can benefit small businesses and rural communities. “While twenty percent of Americans live in rural areas, only nine percent of physicians practice there,” said Agriculture, Energy, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Rod Blum (R-IA). “Telehealth... Read more

  • Key Lawmakers Move to Improve HUBZone Program
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America, Contracting

    Washington, DC – Bipartisan leadership of the House Small Business Committee today unveiled legislation to improve and reform the Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program (HUBZone), a procurement initiative that provides federal assistance to firms in economically distressed areas. Created in 1998, the HUBZone helps small companies in these areas to do business with the federal government. The program is overseen by the Small Business Administration (SBA). H.R. 3294, the HUBZONE Unificat... Read more

  • SBC Examines How to Bring Broadband to Rural America
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America, Technology

    WASHINGTON – Today, Members of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade heard from a group of experts in the first of a series of hearings addressing the rural broadband deployment efforts small telecommunications companies are undergoing in rural America. Witnesses also discussed the potential for policy changes at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and what the FCC has done to help or hinder broadband deployment. “Our small businesses, particularly ones ... Read more

  • The Future of America’s Small Family Farms
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America

    Dodd-Frank, Death Tax and the Regulatory Assault on Small Family Farms WASHINGTON – Small family farmers told the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade today that capital access restrictions, the death tax and overregulation pose significant challenges to the future of America’s family farms. “Small farms have always been a part of our nation’s fabric, and it cannot be stressed enough that the small family farm is a small family business,” said Subcommi... Read more

  • Chabot Announces Committee Leadership for 115th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Health, Access to Capital, Energy, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America, Contracting, International Trade, Oversight

    WASHINGTON—House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) today announced the Committee’s leadership team for the 115th Congress. “All of our Small Business Committee Members are bringing invaluable experience and unmatched enthusiasm to our work already,” said Chairman Chabot. “I know that these individuals who have stepped up to lead our subcommittees will lead by example in turning ideas into solutions for America’s 28 million small businesses.” 115th Congress Small Business Co... Read more

  • Better Broadband for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America, Technology

    Chabot Backs House Move to Protect Small Biz from FCC Internet Takeover Watch Chairman Chabot’s Floor Remarks HERE WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) today hailed House passage of H.R. 288, the Small Business Broadband Deployment Act. This legislation exempts small businesses from burdensome new Internet regulations imposed by President Obama’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for five years. The measure also increases the number of small businesses... Read more

  • Overregulation Killing Jobs and Growth in Rural America
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America

    Heartland Entrepreneurs Share their Stories with Congress WASHINGTON – Entrepreneurs from rural America today called for relief from overregulation as they shared their personal experiences with government red tape with a key Congressional subcommittee. Today’s hearing of the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access comes as House Republicans are offering a policy agenda to reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses as part of A Better Way to... Read more

  • A Better Way to Grow Our Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on June 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Energy, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America, Contracting

    Third Plank of Bold Agenda Includes More Than 100 Ideas to Tackle Excessive Regulations, Develop American Energy, and Promote Financial Independence From the Office of the Speaker: WASHINGTON—Today, House Republicans unveiled a plan to grow our economy by tackling excessive regulations, developing American energy, and promoting financial independence for people who work hard and do the right thing. It is our vision for a Confident America that is the best place in the world to live, work, build... Read more

  • REGULATION NATION: Rural Communities Paying the Price
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Rural America

    Dodd-Frank Destroying Jobs, Communities in America’s Heartland WASHINGTON – Today representatives from community banks in America’s heartland told a key Congressional subcommittee how government regulations like the Dodd-Frank Act are killing small businesses in rural communities. The witnesses shared their stories with the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access about how new red tape like Dodd-Frank has killed jobs and devastated communities in rural Americ... Read more