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  • No Place Too Far for Telemedicine
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Rural America, Technology

    WASHINGTON – Today, Members of the House Small Business Subcommittees on Agriculture, Energy and Trade and Health and Technology heard from leading pioneers in the telehealth industry. They discussed the current use of telehealth services and how expansion can benefit small businesses and rural communities. “While twenty percent of Americans live in rural areas, only nine percent of physicians practice there,” said Agriculture, Energy, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Rod Blum (R-IA). “Telehealth... Read more

  • SBC Examines How to Bring Broadband to Rural America
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America, Technology

    WASHINGTON – Today, Members of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade heard from a group of experts in the first of a series of hearings addressing the rural broadband deployment efforts small telecommunications companies are undergoing in rural America. Witnesses also discussed the potential for policy changes at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and what the FCC has done to help or hinder broadband deployment. “Our small businesses, particularly ones ... Read more

  • Chairmen of Senate, House Small Business Committees Lead on Strengthening Cybersecurity Defenses
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    Washington, D.C. – Today, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) joined Senate Small Business Committee Chairman Jim Risch (R-ID) to introduce bipartisan, bicameral legislation to improve cybersecurity resources for small businesses. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Cyber Training Act will be a priority in each respective committee. Representative Dwight Evans (D-PA) and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) are original co-sponsors of the bills. “Many small business owners... Read more

  • Knight Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Hold SBA Accountable, Spur Innovation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Technology

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Chairman Steve Knight (R-CA) today introduced H.R. 2763, the “Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Improvements Act of 2017,” to update and improve the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Specifically, H.R. 2763 reinforces the requirement that the SBA give a comprehensive annual report of the SBIR and STTR programs to Congr... Read more

  • Joint Hearing Examines SBIR and STTR Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting, Technology

    Washington - Today the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce held a joint hearing with the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology to collaborate on legislation to improve the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Last year, Chairman Chabot and the Small Business Committee successfully fought to include a five year reauthorization of SBIR and STTR in the FY2017 National Defen... Read more

  • Chairman Chabot in The Hill: Business accelerators: Entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs
    Posted in Op-Eds on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Access to Capital, Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Technology

    Business accelerators: Entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) The Hill May 3, 2017 In National Statuary Hall, located in the heart of the U.S. Capitol building, there is a statue of the great American innovator, Thomas Alva Edison. It was placed there by my fellow Ohioans in recognition of the life work of one of our state’s native sons. The statue depicts Edison holding his most famous invention, which changed the world and illuminates the world to this day: the light... Read more

  • Small Business Cybersecurity: Coordinating Federal Resources
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    60% of Small Businesses Close Within Six Months of a Cyber Attack WASHINGTON – Experts told the House Small Business Committee today that the federal government must do a better job coordinating federal resources to protect America’s 28 million small businesses from growing and varied cybersecurity threats. “A cyber attack can have serious consequences, not only for small businesses, but also their customers, employees, and business partners,” said Chairman Chabot. “Sixty percent of small busine... Read more

  • Chabot Statement on ZTE’s $1 Billion Settlement
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Trade, Technology

    Small Business Cybersecurity Hearing Set for TOMORROW WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) made the following statement on the announcement that a Chinese cellphone equipment company will plead guilty to charges that it violated sanctions restricting technology sales to Iran. The announcement from the Departments of Commerce and Justice that the company, ZTE, will pay a $1 billion settlement to the U.S. government comes the day before the Small Business Comm... Read more

  • Better Broadband for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Rural America, Technology

    Chabot Backs House Move to Protect Small Biz from FCC Internet Takeover Watch Chairman Chabot’s Floor Remarks HERE WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) today hailed House passage of H.R. 288, the Small Business Broadband Deployment Act. This legislation exempts small businesses from burdensome new Internet regulations imposed by President Obama’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for five years. The measure also increases the number of small businesses... Read more

  • House Passes 5 Year SBIR/STTR Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the House passed a five-year reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs as part of the 55th National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). “In an era of unfair global competition, making it easier for American small businesses to develop and commercialize new, innovative products is essential for both our economic and... Read more