International Trade

Luetkemeyer: Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats’ Backwards Priorities

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) released the following statement on the House of Representatives’ vote on House Democrats’ misleadingly named COMPETES Act: “Instead of acting in the best interests of Americans, Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats have pushed a liberal special interest wish list, filled with irrelevant and harmful policies,” said Ranking Member…

Ranking Member Joyce Opening Statement at Hearing on Agriculture and Trade

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Ranking Member Joyce Opening Statement at Hearing on Agriculture and Trade WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship met for a hearing titled, “The Small Business Trade Snapshot: Agriculture and Workers.”  Ranking Member John Joyce (R-PA) delivered the following opening statement: Remarks…

Small Business Committee Conducts Oversight of SBA's State Trade Expansion Program

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Small Business Committee Conducts Oversight of SBA's State Trade Expansion Program WASHINGTON - The House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship met today for a hearing titled, "Challenges in SBA's State Trade Expansion Program."  Ranking Member John Joyce (R-PA) delivered the following opening…

House Passes 9 Bipartisan Small Business Bills

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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…

SBC Kicks Off Amazon "Prime Day"

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WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Members of the Committee welcomed Amazon and several small businesses that sell on that platform to a roundtable discussion with Committee Members. “I thank Amazon and the businesses for their insight into how e-commerce has given these small businesses a platform to not only sell their goods, but…

Connecting Small Businesses with their Communities

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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…

The State of Trade for America’s Small Businesses

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WASHINGTON—Today, Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and the House Committee on Small Business heard from a panel of stakeholders on the state of international trade for America’s 30 million small businesses. “We must do more to make it easier for small businesses to engage in foreign markets. About one percent of United States small businesses export—around 300,000 of them and, in 2016,…

Chairman Chabot Commends House Passage of Save Local Business Act

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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…

Small Business Committee Examines Benefits of 10,000 Small Businesses Program

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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…

Chairman Chabot and SBA Administrator McMahon Hold Roundtable in Cincinnati

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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…