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  • House Passes SBC Legislation to Boost Small Businesses Participation in Federal Research and Development
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Technology

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House passed H.R. 2763, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Improvements Act, introduced by House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Chairman Steve Knight (R-CA). Specifically, H.R. 2763 insists on greater agency accountability, including several hard reporting deadlines for participating agencies and for the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide future Congresses with better informatio... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Examines Benefits of 10,000 Small Businesses Program
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2017 | 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, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Vice-Ranking Member Alma Adams (D-NY) held a roundtable to discuss private sector entrepreneurial development programs, and, specifically, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. Participants included Goldman Sachs executives, Community Development Financial Institution lenders, and small business owners who have utilized the entrepreneurial development program. The 10,000 Small Businesses program h... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot and SBA Administrator McMahon Hold Roundtable in Cincinnati
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2017 | 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

    CINCINNATI – Today, Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Linda McMahon, and House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH), visited Cincinnati manufacturer Faxon Machining for a tour of the facility and for a roundtable discussion with several local small businesses. “I take every opportunity I can to hear straight from small businesses about what is working or what barriers they are still facing in the current economy. Not surprisingly, a majority of the businesses ... Read more

  • Serving Small Businesses: Examining the Effectiveness of HUBZone Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America, Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Small Business Committee heard from small businesses within the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program. Specifically, the Committee heard testimony on H.R. 3294, the “HUBZone Unification and Business Stability Act,” introduced by Ranking Member Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) and Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “The program’s core mission is to bring economic hope, independence, jobs, and businesses to depressed areas ... 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

  • House Passes NDAA with Small Business Reforms
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Contracting

    WASHINGTON - Today, the House passed H.R. 2810, the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes small business contracting reforms and entrepreneurial development provisions introduced by the House Small Business Committee. The NDAA included two House Small Business Committee bills, H.R. 1773, the Clarity for America’s Small Contractors Act of 2017, introduced by Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and H.R. 1774, the Developing the Next Generation of Small Business Act of 2017, int... Read more

  • PROMESA: State of Small Business Contracting
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Today, Members of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce and Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access heard from officials from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) regarding small business federal contracting provisions in the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). Witnesses discussed trends in the SBA’s contracting programs found in a recent GAO report. “... Read more

  • Small Business Legislation Included in NDAA Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Armed Services Committee passed H.R. 2810, the FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes small business contracting reforms and entrepreneurial development provisions introduced by the House Small Business Committee. The two House Small Business Committee bills in the NDAA included are H.R. 1773, the Clarity for America’s Small Contractors Act of 2017, introduced by Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and H.R. 1774, the Developing the Next Generation... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Approves Five Bipartisan Bills to Improve the SBA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Small Business Committee approved five bipartisan pieces of legislation to amend the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act. H.R. 2763, Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2017, introduced by Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Chairman Steve Knight (R-CA) H.R. 2763 will update and improve the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Progr... Read more

  • Knight Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Hold SBA Accountable, Spur Innovation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Technology

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Chairman Steve Knight (R-CA) today introduced H.R. 2763, the “Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2017,” to update and improve the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Specifically, H.R. 2763 reinforces the requirement that the SBA give a comprehensive annual report of the SBIR and STTR programs to Congr... Read more