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

    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: Oversight and Regulatory Reform, 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: Oversight and Regulatory Reform, 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, Oversight and Regulatory Reform, 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, Oversight and Regulatory Reform, 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

  • House Passes Five Bipartisan Bills to Help Small Business Thrive
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Rural America, Contracting, Technology

    WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives today approved five bipartisan bills to protect and provide opportunities for small businesses, save taxpayers money and promote greater accountability from the federal government. All five measures were spearheaded by the House Committee on Small Business and now move to the U.S. Senate for consideration. “Small businesses give us the majority of our new jobs,” said House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “These are just five of ... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Hosts Roundtable on Burdensome FCC Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America, Technology

    WASHINGTON - Small Business Committee Members hosted a roundtable discussion on the impact of new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations and reporting requirements on rural telecommunications and broadband deployment for small firms. The discussion was led by Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology Chairwoman Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-American Samoa). “As we continue to work through the 114th Congress, it is my goal to ensure that we do all we can to assist tele... Read more

  • Fairness for American Farmers and Ranchers This Thanksgiving
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America, Contracting

    Today, the Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade heard testimony on the need to reform the Small Business Administration (SBA) small business size standards for agriculture. A panel of stakeholders described to lawmakers how the SBA’s standards for determining which businesses qualify as small businesses put American farmers and ranchers at a serious disadvantage when competing for federal contracts and applying for SBA loans. The SBA’s current size standard fo... Read more

  • Committee Challenges EPA’s Failure to Assess Regulatory Impact on Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Rural America

    The House Small Business Committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today conducted an oversight hearing to determine whether the Environmental Protection Agency is assessing the impacts of its rules on small businesses as required by law. The Committee examined the EPA’s failure to assess the economic impacts of both the recently issued “waters of the United States” proposed rule and the proposed rules to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from power plants on small busines... Read more