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  • Engaging Energy: How the Energy Department is Helping Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON—Today, Subcommittee Chairman Rod Blum (R-IA) and the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade heard from Charles R. Smith, the Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) at the United States Department of Energy (DOE). “Small businesses are integral to the success of the DOE mission and the energy industry; however, the high cost and high technology required in the energy field often leaves small businesses struggling to compete with large cor... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Applauds President Trump’s Signing of the NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement after President Trump signed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law: “Today is a great day for our nation’s military and our nation’s entrepreneurs and innovators. I applaud the President for signing this overwhelmingly bipartisan bill that not only funds our military, but also is a win for America’s 29 million small businesses.” Some small business-f... Read more

  • Mid-Sized Businesses: Too Big to be Small and Too Small to be Big
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform , Access to Capital, Contracting, Technology

    WASHINGTON—Today, Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and the House Committee on Small Business held a bipartisan roundtable to hear from advanced small and mid-tier businesses and industry experts on the challenges to growth and success. “After a small business has proven its success by growing out of its small size standard, it exists in a murky limbo – it is too large to benefit from small business set-asides, yet is too small to compete with billion dollar firms,” said Chairman Steve Chabot. “Our g... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Commends House Passage of Save Local Business Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 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 Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement upon House passage yesterday of H.R. 3441, the Save Local Business Act, legislation that will reverse an Obama-era scheme that threatens small businesses. Chairman Chabot is an original co-sponsor of the bill and, earlier this year, sent a letter to the House Education and Workforce Committee in support of H.R. 3441. “Small businesses have been hurting under this rule for years and... Read more

  • Hiring More Heroes: A Review of SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Contracting

    WASHINGTON—Ahead of Veterans Day, Members of the House Committee on Small Business heard testimony from Ms. Barbara Carson, the Associate Administrator of the Office of Veterans Business Development at the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), on the tools and resources veterans can access to start or expand their small business. “Our nation’s veterans make extraordinary sacrifices, put their lives on the line, and keep our country safe. They are our fathers, mothers, siblings, and ... Read more

  • Investing in Small Businesses: The SBIC Program
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform , Access to Capital, Rural America, Contracting, Technology

    WASHINGTON—Today, Members of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade heard from a panel of witnesses from all over the country who participate in the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program. “As a way to inject more equity into the small business ecosystem to address the gap in long-term financing, the SBA created the Small Business Investment Company Program, also known as the SBIC Program, in 1958,” said Subcommittee Chairman Rod Blum (... Read more

  • Evaluating the Paperwork Reduction Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Contracting, Technology

    WASHINGTON—Yesterday, Members of the House Small Business Committee heard from a panel of government officials on how federal agencies are reducing paperwork burdens on small businesses and agency compliance issues with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). “Even though the PRA is supposed to reduce paperwork burdens, small businesses are still faced with an overwhelming amount of paperwork requirements each day,” said Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “In fact, paperwork requirements are costing Ameri... Read more

  • Fostering Women’s Entrepreneurial Success
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Contracting

    WASHINGTON—Today, Members of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology heard from a panel of women experienced in the challenges women entrepreneurs face in today’s economy, as well as the available resources to support women-owned small businesses. “While women entrepreneurs face many challenges, one major issue women owners face is access to adequate financing opportunities. Men typically launch their businesses with twice the capital women do, and less than 10 percent of ... Read more

  • Committee Examines SBA OIG’s Review of the Microloan Program
    Posted in Articles on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Contracting

    WASHINGTON—Today, Members of the House Small Business Subcommittees on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations and Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access heard from agency officials from the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) on the SBA’s September 28, 2017 report entitled, “Audit of SBA’s Microloan Program.” “Ultimately, SBA is supposed to make sure that the Microloan Program—a program there to help the littlest of the little guys—is actually fulfilling its purpose. Accordi... Read more

  • 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