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  • 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

  • Chairman Chabot Applauds the Department of Labor Taking First Steps to Address Harmful Overtime Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Workplace Issues

    WASHINGTON – This week, the Department of Labor invited stakeholders to submit public comments on the overtime rule. The rule, put in place by the Department of Labor during the Obama Administration in May 2016, was delayed by a federal judge in December 2016. The public will have 60 days to comment whether the rule will have an adverse effect on low-wage regions and industries. House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement following this news: “Thi... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Applauds E&W Hearing on Expanded Joint Employer Standard
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Workplace Issues

    WASHINGTON - Today, the Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing to examine how small businesses have been negatively affected by the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) expanded joint employer standard put into place during the Obama Administration. “For over two years, small businesses have been telling us that the Obama-era changes to joint employer standard were bad news, now we have even more proof. The rule has harmed the small business owner’s ability to hire more workers,... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot Statement on House Action to Overturn Obama-era DOL Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Workplace Issues

    WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) made the following statement on House Passage of H.J.Res. 83,a measure which would block implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s controversial “Volks” rule: “As with so many of the Obama-era regulations, small businesses were hit worst and first by the OSHA power grab known as the “Volks” rule. This sweeping new rule not only failed to improve the health and safety of Americans who work for ... Read more

  • Obama Executive Orders: A Crushing Burden on Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Workplace Issues

    Small Contractors Say New Red Tape Pushing Them Out of Markets WASHINGTON – Today members of the small business community told Congress that President Obama’s executive orders are preventing small businesses from competing for federal contracts, raising costs for the taxpayers while killing jobs and economic growth. Today’s joint hearing of two subcommittees of the House Small Business Committee comes as House Republicans are offering a policy agenda to reduce the regulatory burden on small bus... Read more

  • Chabot in Cincinnati Enquirer: Abilities shine in small businesses
    Posted in Op-Eds on August 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Workplace Issues

    Abilities shine in small businesses By Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) The Cincinnati Enquirer August 16, 2016 Small businesses are more than just the backbone of the American economy. They are also the heart and soul of our communities in Ohio and across the nation. As chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I have seen first-hand how small businesses are leading the way in expanding employment opportunities for Americans with intellectual or developmental disabilities and disorders. For ... Read more

  • One Size Does Not Fit All
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Workplace Issues

    Layoffs, Benefit Cuts Coming Soon Due to Obama Overtime Rule WASHINGTON – As the December 1, 2016 compliance deadline for the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule rapidly approaches, traditional small businesses, technology start-ups, and other small employers told the House Small Business Committee today that they may soon be forced to layoff workers, reduce benefits and lower wages to cover the costs of the new federally-mandated requirements. “The DOL has heralded this rule as a long-over... Read more

  • An Uber-Taxing Experience for New Entrepreneurs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform , Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Workplace Issues, Technology

    TaskRabbit, Experts Describe Challenges of the Sharing Economy to Congress WASHINGTON – A representative for the on-demand platform company TaskRabbit told the House Small Business Committee today that the current tax, regulatory and legal climate threatens the success of entrepreneurs in the new sharing economy. The panel of experts described to lawmakers the bevy of new tax compliance challenges faced by small employers, employees and their customers as they navigate the online, app-driven sh... Read more

  • Small Businesses Providing Job Opportunities for All Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Workplace Issues

    WASHINGTON – Today, entrepreneurs shared their personal stories with the House Small Business Committee about providing employment opportunities for adults with autism, Down syndrome and other intellectual or developmental disorders, syndromes, or disabilities. Witnesses told members of the Committee how these individuals boost morale and productivity in the workplace while raising awareness about the untapped talents and abilities of this often-overlooked community. “For adults with intellectua... Read more

  • "Job-Killer" : Chairman Chabot Pans DOL’s Final Overtime Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Workplace Issues

    Says Rule Threatens Success of Small Businesses and their Employees WASHINGTON - House Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the Department of Labor announced its final overtime rule, which will hurt small employers and their employees: “Yet again, President Obama has chosen to ignore desperate pleas from millions of America’s small businesses and whack them with a new regulation that will result in job losses, demotions, less flexibility, lower wages, a... Read more