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  • SBC Observes National Cyber Security Awareness Month
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) released the following statement to recognize October as National Cyber Security Awareness Month: “Digital technology allows small businesses to sell their products and services all over the world and plays a vital role in our nation’s economy. With 81 percent of small businesses concerned by a potential cyber-attack, but only 63 percent having the most basic cybersecurity measures in place, it’s imperative we are... Read more

  • ICYMI: Chairman Chabot Praises Passage of Small Business Intellectual Property Bills
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on October 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Workplace Issues, Technology

    WASHINGTON – This week, President Trump signed S. 791, the Small Business Innovation Protection Act of 2017, into law. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation is the Senate companion bill to H.R. 2655, which passed the House in July and was led by Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA). The Small Business Innovation Protection Act will expand intellectual property education and training for small businesses by establishing a partnership between the United States Small Business... Read more

  • House Passes 9 Bipartisan Small Business Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Contracting, International Trade, Technology

    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 businesses and those they employ. These bills will ensure small businesses’ have access to capital, making it... Read more

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