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  • 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

  • Safeguarding Small Business Cybersecurity
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON—Today, Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and the Committee on Small Business heard testimony from Howard Marshall, Deputy Assistant Director of the Cyber Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Richard Driggers, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protection and Programs Directorate, at the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), on the federal government’s role in providing support to America’s 29 millio... Read more

  • Promoting Greater Information Sharing for Stronger Cybersecurity
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing to examine how federal agencies can encourage greater information sharing with small businesses and provide timely assistance and resources when a cyber attack on a small business occurs. “This Committee has heard from experts, government officials, and small business owners on numerous occasions that cyber threats remain a top concern for America’s small business community. Information sharing is a fundamental component fo... 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

  • 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

  • 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