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  • SBC Examines Workforce Shortage in Aviation Industry
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Workplace Issues

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce held a hearing to examine the pilot and mechanic shortage in the aviation industry, specifically within small businesses. While the shortage has been widely documented, the impact to small firms operating as part of this pipeline remains unexamined. “With airlines growing and their need for pilots and mechanics ever increasing, small businesses are particularly vulnerable to losing their workforce... 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

  • Small Business Committee Requests Status Update on FAR Subcontracting Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), along with Members of the Committee on Armed Services Mo Brooks (R-AL), Trent Kelly (R-MS), Steve Knight (R-CA), William Shuster (R-PA), Scott DesJarlais (R-TN), Walter Jones (R-NC), Bradley Byrne (R-AL), and Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), sent a letter to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council Chair, Ms. Lesley A. Fields, Acting Administrator of the Office of Federal... Read more

  • ICYMI: NDAA Becomes Law, Includes Small Business Provisions
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on August 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Recently, the President signed into law the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, which included several small business provisions. “Our nation demands a vital small business industrial base: it is fundamental to the health of our nation as a whole. I am grateful to the House Armed Services Committee for working with the Small Business Committee and I look forward to continuing that relationship to ensure that small businesses provide the Dep... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Passes 8 Bipartisan Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business held a markup of legislation to amend the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act. All eight bills passed through Committee on bipartisan votes. “Once again the Small Business Committee has shown we can work together in a bipartisan manner to create real, common-sense legislation to help our nation’s small businesses. I’m proud of all the work our Committee members have put into these bills, especially listening to the ne... Read more

  • Millennials and the Gig Economy
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Technology

    WASHINGTON—Today, Members of the Committee on Small Business heard testimony from a panel of experts and small business owners on the relationship between millennials and the gig economy; specifically, the increasing number of millennials pursuing careers in the gig economy, and how this trend is impacting small business. “This notion of short term, contractual workers dates back centuries, but has been re-envisioned with the inclusion of technology,” said Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “The gig ... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot: When Small Businesses are Strong, America is Strong
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform , Access to Capital, Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Contracting

    "Every business, no matter the size, started as an idea and there is no doubt that starting a small business takes true grit and courage. It’s my honor to fight on behalf of America’s 30 million small businesses," said Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). "Employing nearly 48 percent of the private sector and creating almost 62 percent of new jobs, small businesses truly represent the American innovative spirit. These “mom and pop” shops make our neighborhoods thrive, and without them the economic wel... Read more

  • SBC Examines Mid-Size Businesses: Too Big to be Small, Too Small to be Big
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Today, Members of the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce held a hearing to examine the challenges businesses face when their company surpasses being classified as a small business and enters the mid-tier market. “Mid-size firms are significant job creators and foster much-needed competition for industry leaders,” said Subcommittee Chairman Steve Knight (R-CA). “Unfortunately, mid-size contractors, particularly emergent or newly-graduated firms, fac... Read more

  • Connecting Small Businesses with their Communities
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform , Health, Access to Capital, Energy, Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Rural America, Contracting, International Trade, Workplace Issues, Technology, Disaster Assistance, Environment

    WASHINGTON – Today, Members of the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations heard from a panel of experts on entrepreneurial development and the interdependent relationship between a community and small businesses. “With 29.6 million small businesses employing 47.8 percent of the workforce, small business success is essential to the economic well-being of both individual communities throughout the country as well as our nation overall. While there ar... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Supports Knight Bill to Ensure Small Contractors Get Paid Quickly
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement in support of Subcommittee Chairman on Contracting and Workforce Steve Knight’s (R-CA) bill, the Accelerated Payments for Small Businesses Act, encouraging federal agencies to make payments to small business prime contractors within 15 days of sending an invoice: “While the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) accelerated policy of making sure small businesses get paid by the fe... Read more