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SBC Urges GAO to Examine SBA’s Office of International Trade’s (OIT) Grant Program

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Washington, May 17, 2017 | comments

WASHINGTON –  House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) sent a letter yesterday to the Honorable Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting he examine the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of International Trade’s (OIT) State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant Program.

 “Because it is a grant-making program, the Committee wants to ensure that taxpayer-funded grants are being spent appropriately. In that vein, the Committee has concerns that SBA officials may be misusing funds for international travel under the banner of the agencies export promotion activities,” said House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot.

The full text of the letter can be found HERE.


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