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  • Chairman Chabot Requests Study on Small Business Intellectual Property Resources
    Posted in Press Releases on August 14, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Technology

    WASHINGTON – This week, Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) sent a letter to the Honorable Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States at the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO), requesting that GAO study ways in which small businesses and entrepreneurs understand the resources available to help them obtain intellectual property protections. “Intellectual property plays an important role in protecting the new and innovative ideas that drive our nation’s economy. This is no le... Read more

  • Helping Small Businesses Protect Intellectual Property
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business examined how small business owners in the digital technology industry use intellectual property to help their business, and the issues they face when navigating the intellectual property process. America’s intellectual property is worth $6.6 trillion, and intellectual property-intensive industries employ over 45 million Americans. However, as Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) said during the hearing, “The process for obtaining intellectual pro... Read more

  • SBC Examines ZTE Threat to Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON—Today, Members of the House Committee on Small Business heard from a panel of national security experts and cybersecurity firms on the existential threat that the Chinese-owned telecommunications firm, ZTE, poses to American small businesses and citizens. “Hearings by this Committee have shown that small businesses have become top targets for nefarious state-backed actors because they tend to be the softest targets. They have fewer resources to manage their IT systems and respond to c... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Examines the Impact of Category Management on the Small Business Industrial Base
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Workplace Issues, Technology

    WASHINGTON—Today, Members of the House Small Business Committee examined the Executive Branch’s approach to utilizing Category Management (CM) principles and the impact it may have on small businesses and the industrial base. CM are a set of procurement approaches attempting to eliminate redundancies, increase efficiency, and deliver value all while saving the taxpayers money. “While Category Management can be useful in tracking the federal government’s purchasing habits in order to identify eff... Read more

  • Chabot Statement on the Department of Commerce’s Actions on China’s ZTE
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON—Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement regarding the agreement the Department of Commerce has made with China-backed telecom giant, ZTE: “The President’s instincts on the threat that ZTE poses to American small businesses and our country have been correct from the start—ZTE is a nefarious actor that seeks to undermine our national security. It is my hope that the President and Secretary Ross will continue to apply as much... 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

  • How Small Business Owners Can Utilize Intellectual Property Protections
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON—Today, Members of the House Committee on Small Business heard from a panel of small business representatives on how small business owners can capitalize and safeguard their hard work and innovation through intellectual property protections. “Our nation’s small business owners are essential to producing new, creative, and ground-breaking products and ideas that strengthen our nation’s economy,” said Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH). “However, the process for obtaining intellectual property... Read more

  • Chabot Applauds FCC and Commerce Department's Actions Against Nefarious State-Sponsored Foreign Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON--Today, Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Commerce's actions against state-sponsored foreign businesses: “As Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I have long held concerns that China’s state-backed telecommunications firms pose a significant threat to America’s hardworking small businesses. There is little question that China’s telecoms firms undermine America’s interests—this is a ... 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

  • Advancing Apprenticeships for Small Business
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Workplace Issues, Technology

    WASHINGTON—Today, the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce heard from a panel of witnesses on apprenticeship initiatives—specifically, the Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program, which combines on-the-job learning and related technical instruction. “The Small Business Committee has heard many accounts of the skills gap and its detrimental impact on small businesses and the American economy,” said Subcommittee Chairman Steve Knight (R-CA). “To comba... Read more