Committee on Small Business

Steve Chabot

Still Overdue: Answers from OMB on Paperwork Reduction Requirements

2016/12/05


Chairmen Ask Why Agency Failed to Issue Required Reports Two Years in a Row

WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH),  joined by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), today demanded answers from the Office and Management and Budget (OMB) about its failure to submit required annual reports to Congress on the federal government’s efforts to reduce the paperwork burden on individuals and small businesses. OMB failed to issue these required reports for both FY2015 and FY2016 and previously pledged to publish the reports this Fall.   

“The failure to produce these reports in a timely fashion demonstrates a fundamental breakdown in OIRA’s management function,” Chabot and Chaffetz wrote in their letter to the OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. “Congress enacted the Paperwork Reduction Act to minimize the paperwork burden on individuals, small businesses, and others imposed by the federal government and improve the responsibility and accountability of the OMB and all other federal agencies to Congress and the public for collecting information.”

You can view the full letter HERE.

BACKGROUND:

  • In May of this year, Chairmen Chabot and Chaffetz pressed OMB for answers about why it failed to submit its required reports to Congress.
  • In a subsequent letter to Chairman Chabot, Howard Shelanski, the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at OMB, stated his agency planned to publish a report covering both FY2015 and FY2016 this fall. As of December 5, 2016, no such report has been published.
  • The House Republican Better Way agenda call for eliminating government red tape, including onerous paperwork requirements, as part of its goal to provide regulatory relief to small businesses.  

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Chabot to Chair Small Business Committee for 115th Congress

2016/12/02

WASHINGTON—Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) was elected by his House peers today to serve as Chairman of the Small Business Committee for the 115th Congress.

“I’m honored to serve a second term as Chairman of the House Small Business Committee and I’m grateful for the confidence of my colleagues as we build on the great work of all of our Committee Members from the last two years,Chairman Chabot said. “We now have an historic opportunity to bring swift and lasting regulatory relief and certainty to the 1 out of 3 Americans who work at a small business. We will keep working for greater access to capital for our entrepreneurs, more ways to save taxpayer dollars through small business contracting, and we’ll continue to break new ground in the areas of cybersecurity and exporting opportunities to protect and create small business jobs.”

Chabot added, “Working with all of our colleagues in the House, Senate and the new Administration, I know we can make America great again one new idea, small business, and community at a time.”

See highlights of the Small Business Committee’s work HERE

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House Passes 5 Year SBIR/STTR Reauthorization

2016/12/02

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 national security,” Chairman Chabot said. “SBIR and STTR are critical parts of this effort because their awards go to small innovators who have always been on the cutting edge of groundbreaking research and life-saving technology. The long-term reauthorization passed by the House today will provide certainty to thousands of small businesses who use these programs today and open doors for the inventors of tomorrow.”

“In the new Congress, the Small Business Committee will continue to work to find new ways to make these programs stronger and more effective,” Chairman Chabot added.

Small businesses applauded the House passage of the SBIR/STTR reauthorization saying it will provide them with much-needed certainty in the coming years.

“The Small Business Technology Council is incredibly appreciative to Congress and Chairman Chabot for ensuring that a 5-year SBIR/STTR reauthorization is included in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act,” said Jere Glover, the Executive Director of the Small Business Technology Council. “SBIR companies across the country will be relieved that these vital innovation programs will be continued, and the prompt passage of SBIR/STTR reauthorization will give them the certainty and confidence that all businesses need to grow and plan for the future.”

“Without Chairman Chabot's hard work, dedication, and leadership on this issue, this never would have been possible. Our members are deeply grateful to him for and all he has done for small business over the years,” Glover added.

“As a CEO of a small business in southwest Ohio that is focused on research supporting Federal Agencies, I am deeply appreciative of Chairman Chabot’s diligent leadership of the Small Business Committee,” said Ron Shroder, the CEO and President of Frontier Technology, Inc., a small business in Beavercreek, Ohio. “Chairman Chabot’s ability to include the 5 year SBIR/STTR Reauthorization within the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) benefits small businesses throughout the country.  With small businesses representing approximately 50% of the employment in the country, this program is very important to our future.”

BACKGROUND:

  • Long-term reauthorization of the SBIR and STTR programs has been a top priority for the House Small Business Committee throughout the 114th Congress.
  • The Committee unanimously approved a bipartisan reauthorization measure for both programs earlier this year after a hearing series on the importance of these small business programs to the United States economy and national security.
  • At those hearings, witnesses told Committee members that major innovations in recent history began with small companies using SBIR and STTR programs. The witnesses cited Sonicare toothbrushes, Roomba iRobots and 70 percent of the computer chips in today’s iPhones as a few examples of ubiquitous technology made possible by SBIR and STTR awards to small companies.
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Chabot Statement on House Passage of NDAA Conference Report

2016/12/02

Key Small Business Committee Provisions Included in Defense Bill

                                       Click Image to View Chairman Chabot's NDAA Floor Speech

WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the conference report of the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

“The FY17 NDAA recognizes that small businesses play a vital and indispensable role in providing for the common defense,” Chairman Chabot said. “Small businesses create jobs as part of the defense industrial base, innovate new technologies for our warfighters and ensure taxpayers get the most bang for their buck through competitive contracting. I am especially proud that so many of the bipartisan contracting reforms authored by members of our Committee were included in the final NDAA.”

“These common-sense contracting and acquisition reforms will open new doors for small businesses in the coming year and set the stage for additional reforms in the new Congress,” Chairman Chabot added.

For a detailed section-by-section summary of the small business provisions in the FY2017 NDAA click HERE.

BACKGROUND:

  • Chairman Chabot and Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA) served as the House Small Business Committee’s conferees for this year’s NDAA.
  • Earlier this year, Chairman Chabot penned an op-ed for Defense News on the importance of small contractors to the defense supply chain and testified before the House Armed Services Committee on the Committee’s priorities for the FY17 NDAA. 
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Chairman Chabot calls Overtime Rule Delay a “Victory for Small Businesses”

2016/11/22

WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement after a federal judge enjoined President Obama’s controversial executive order imposing costly new rules on how employers pay overtime to their workers. The nationwide preliminary injuction delays the December 1st implementation deadline, giving small employers more time to plan for and fight back against the burdensome new mandate.  

“Judge Mazzant’s injunction is a victory for America’s 28 million small businesses. As they look towards Small Business Saturday this weekend, small employers and their employees can breathe just a little bit easier knowing they have been given a reprieve from the pain caused by this disastrous new rule.  For over a year, our Committee has been warning that the overtime rule was an unlawful overreach that would lead to job losses, demotions, less flexibility, lower wages, and reduced benefits for millions of workers. Our Committee looks forward to working with the new administration to give regulatory relief to small businesses and get the government off their backs so they can focus on creating jobs. “          

BACKGROUND:

  • Last month, Chairman Chabot led a House resolution recognizing this Saturday, November 26th, as Small Business Saturday.
  • Chabot and Committee Republicans have led the opposition to the DOL overtime rule throughout the 114thCongress.
  • The Committee has held numerous hearings and roundtables and sent multiple letters documenting the damage that will be done to small businesses and other small employers as a result of the rule.
  • Chairman Chabot served as co-chairman of a special House Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens which developed the House Republican policy agenda called A Better Way to Grow our Economy.
  • Chairman Chabot and House Republicans cited the overtime rule as an example of overregulation at a June press conference in front of the Department of Labor headquarters unveiling the #BetterWay agenda. 
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OVERSIGHT UPDATE: Committee Continues Probe of Wells Fargo Scandal

2016/11/18

 

WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) has demanded regular updates from Wells Fargo after the company admitted that thousands of accounts owned by small businesses were harmed by the improper sales practices of Wells Fargo employees.

Chairman Chabot’s letter is a follow-up to official inquiries the Committee made last month to both Wells Fargo and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to determine the scandal’s impact on any Wells Fargo accounts associated with small businesses.

“In Wells Fargo’s response to my letter, it admitted that thousands of the deposit and credit card accounts that were harmed by the improper sales practices of Wells Fargo employees were accounts owned by small businesses.” Chairman Chabot wrote in his letter to Wells Fargo.

“The response also indicated that Wells Fargo plans to work with a third party to review all accounts dating back to 2009 in order to identify those that may have been affected,” Chabot added. “I believe that a more in-depth review is important to ensure that any individual or small business that may have been harmed is made whole. Because Wells Fargo will be implementing this additional review, it is possible that the information that you provided in response to my letter will change. Accordingly, I request that Wells Fargo provide the Committee with updates throughout its review and keep the Committee informed.”

You can view Chairman Chabot’s full letter HERE.

BACKGROUND:

  • After John G. Stumpf stepped down as CEO of Wells Fargo, Chabot stated that the resignation would have absolutely no bearing on the seriousness and urgency of the Committee’s probe into the scandal. Chabot provided an update on his requests for information in a guest op-ed for CNBC.

In their response to Chairman Chabot’s initial request for information, the SBA informed the Committee of the following:

  • “SBA’s Office of Credit Risk Management (OCRM) has conducted several risk-based, in depth reviews of Wells Fargo’s SBA lending operations (in 2011, 2014, and 2016). Each resulted in an acceptable assessment and no enforcement or disciplinary actions were taken.”
  • “OCRM is currently conducting an additional targeted review of Wells Fargo including a sample of Wells Fargo 7(a) loans to identify any unusual activity which may indicate abusive activities by Wells Fargo employees, and will follow-up as appropriate.”
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Chairman Chabot Hails House Passage of Midnight Rules Relief Act

2016/11/17

WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) today praised House passage of H.R. 5982, the Midnight Rules Relief Act, bipartisan legislation to give Congress the power to stop, with one vote, all last minute regulations issued by the Obama administration.

"Over the last eight years, the Obama administration has gone on a regulatory rampage," Chairman Chabot said in his speech on the House floor. "For each year, the administration’s major rules have cost over $100 billion annually. A disproportionate share of those enormous costs have fallen on America’s 28 million small businesses."

"As Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I have heard firsthand from the owners and employees of these small businesses in our hearing room and back home in Ohio how these new regulations have harmed them personally," Chabot added. "The last thing they need right now is a new flood of regulations from the President’s army of bureaucrats as they beat a hasty retreat out of Washington."

"This common-sense, bipartisan legislation will give Congress the power to stop all midnight rules with one vote. Next weekend, we will celebrate Small Business Saturday – an opportunity to celebrate small businesses and recognize they are the key to making our economy succeed. Midnight regulations are an imminent threat to their success," Chabot concluded.

BACKGROUND: Earlier this week, Chairman Chabot, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other House Committee Chairmen sent a letter to the heads of all Cabinet departments and federal agencies warning them against moving forward with Midnight Regulations.

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House Republican Leaders Warn Administration Against “Midnight Regulations”

2016/11/15

WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and all Chairmen of the standing committees of the U.S. House of Representatives this evening warned the Obama Administration against enacting any last-minute rules and regulations in their final days in office. In their letter, addressed to the heads of all Cabinet departments and federal agencies, the House Republican leaders wrote:

“Earlier this year, President Obama’s Chief of Staff stated that the Administration will “do audacious executive action throughout the course of the rest of the year.” As you are aware, such action often involves the exercise of substantial policymaking discretion and could have far-reaching impacts on the American people and economy.  Considering these potential consequences, we write to caution you against finalizing pending rules or regulations in the Administration’s last days.  By refraining from acting with undue haste, you will ensure that agency staff may fully assess the costs and benefits of rules, making it less likely that unintended consequences will harm consumers and businesses.  Moreover, such forbearance is necessary to afford the recently elected Administration and Congress the opportunity to review and give direction concerning pending rulemakings. Should you ignore this counsel, please be aware that we will work with our colleagues to ensure that Congress scrutinizes your actions – and, if appropriate, overturns them – pursuant to the Congressional Review Act.”

You can view the letter HERE.

Later this week, the House will consider H.R. 5982, The Midnight Rules Relief Act, bipartisan legislation to give Congress the power to stop all of the “midnight rules” with one vote.

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Chabot, Velázquez Challenge OMB on Procurement Policy

2016/11/10

WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Ranking Member Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), wrote to the Office of Management and Budget criticizing the implementation of Category Management, a procurement policy that has been shown to negatively harm small businesses. 

“By moving ahead with its Category Management scam, OMB has decided to deny small businesses the ability to fully and fairly compete for federal contracts,” Chairman Chabot said. “I will continue to work with Ranking Member Velázquez and members of our Committee in a bipartisan manner to fight back against this destructive policy on behalf of American taxpayers and small businesses.” 

“Not only does Category Management lock entrepreneurs out of the federal marketplace, but it means agencies are paying more for goods and services, wasting taxpayer dollars,” Ranking Member Velázquez said. “I am proud to stand with small business contractors and join with Chairman Chabot in calling for an end to this harmful policy.”


The full text of the letter is below.

November 7, 2016

Ms. Darbi Dillion
Office of Federal Procurement Policy
Office of Management and Budget
1800 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

Dear Ms. Dillion:

We are writing this comment letter in our capacities as Ranking Member and Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, which has jurisdiction over federal procurement matters that impact small companies.  We are alarmed that the Office of Federal Procurement Policy continues to move forward with Category Management despite its negative impact on not only small businesses but the agencies which use its contracting vehicles.

Earlier this year, we wrote a letter to Administrator Denise Turner Roth at the General Services Administration detailing the impact this strategy has had on small businesses.  In numerous hearings conducted by the Committee, we have found that though Category Management has been billed as the strategy that can get agencies the lowest price, all evidence points to the contrary.   Vendors on the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) continually provide agencies with lower prices than those offered by Category Management contract holders.  Yet, agencies and contracting officers cannot take advantage of lower prices due to the fact that some Category Management vehicles have become mandatory by their agency. Ultimately, this results in wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars by agencies, forcing them to pay more than necessary for goods and services.  The proposed Circular will exacerbate this problem as it plans for mandatory vehicles government-wide.

Additionally, the contracting vehicles that have resulted from Category Management have reduced the overall number of businesses that have been able to compete for contracting opportunities.  Many of these vehicles have bundled so many goods together in one contract that previously qualified small businesses can no longer fulfill the requirements, despite having previously provided some of the goods or services under the MAS contracts. As a result, the number of small firms serving as suppliers to the government in certain areas has been reduced from hundreds to just a few handfuls.

This is worrisome for a number of reasons. First, it reduces competition between firms holding Category Management contracts, providing relatively little incentive to lower prices. Furthermore, the Category Management may reduce the industrial base as it is unclear whether firms not awarded a contract under Category Management vehicles will be able to keep their doors open.  With contracting officers and agencies forced to use Category Management contracts, many small firms will be excluded from the federal marketplace entirely, thus preventing robust competition that is needed to ensure agencies receive the best value for goods and services.

The issues of Category Management and strategic sourcing have been raised in numerous hearings before the Committee.  During these meetings, we have heard small businesses recount the severe and sometimes devastating impact these strategies have had not only on their bottom line and their employees but also their federal agency customers.  We have attached the transcripts of these hearings so that you may see the full impact these policies have on the small firms. 

Lastly, we would like to express our frustration at the process the Office of Federal Procurement Policy has used in soliciting comments for the proposed Circular.  Though this policy document will have far-reaching effects on businesses large and small as well as all federal agencies, your office decided to forego the customary 60-day comment period.  When Committee staff reached out your office to determine whether this period would be extended, they were told your office was working on a deadline and, as such, the November 7th deadline would stand.  This is simply unacceptable as many small businesses have not had opportunity to comment.  The process chosen has also not allowed for substantial analysis on the impact this policy could have on small business as no Regulatory Flexibility Act analysis occurred due to the nature of the change.  Furthermore, your office has not engaged in meaningful discussions with stakeholders as there has been no outreach done to either agencies or industry associations.

Therefore, we request that the Office of Federal Procurement Policy suspend any issuing of this proposed Circular until the office can evaluate the impact on small businesses.  Additionally, we request that the comment period be re-opened, allowing for more input from agencies as well as relevant industry stakeholders to be taken into consideration so as to ensure all businesses have access to contracting opportunities throughout the federal marketplace.

Sincerely,

Steve Chabot
Chairman

Nydia M. Velázquez                       
Ranking Member                                            

 

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Small Business Committee Leaders Fight for Medicare Payments to Small Laboratories

2016/11/10

WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Ranking Member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in asking Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell to review new Medicare regulations that may harm small medical laboratories and the senior citizens they serve. The letter was signed by several members of the Small Business Committee in response to concerns over the Department of Health and Human Services implementation of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA).  

“We are concerned that under the process outlined in final regulations issued on June 17, 2016, many laboratories, especially small community and regional laboratories, may not have the necessary reporting capabilities in place,” the bipartisan group of lawmakers wrote in their letter. “These laboratories could struggle to properly report data and comply with the regulations, which could result in significant problems for CMS’ implementation efforts, as highlighted in a recent report issued by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG). In addition, the impact of these regulations could ultimately threaten the ability of small laboratories to provide needed services to Medicare beneficiaries.”

In their letter, Chabot and Velázquez emphasized the importance of small medical laboratories to small and rural communities across America. By jeopardizing Medicare payments for these small businesses and subjecting them to new penalties, the Committee leaders expressed concern that the facilities will be unable to continue to serve senior citizens who depend on them.  

You can read the full bipartisan letter HERE

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Opportunity Rising: the FAA’s New Regulatory Framework for Commercial Drone Operations

2016/09/27




Chairman Cresent Hardy has scheduled a hearing of the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations titled, Opportunity Rising: the FAA’s New Regulatory Framework for Commercial Drone Operations. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Attachments
1. Hearing Notice
2. Witness List

Opening Statement (As Prepared for Delivery)
Chairman Cresent Hardy (R-NV)

Witness List

Mr. Gabriel Dobbs
Vice President, Business Development and Policy
Kespry Inc.
Menlo Park, CA
*Testifying on behalf of the Small UAV Coalition
Testimony

Mr. Brian Wynne
President & CEO
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
Arlington, VA
Testimony

Mr. Jonathan H. Daniels
President
Praxis Aerospace Concepts International, Inc
Henderson, NV
Testimony

Ms. Lisa Ellman
Partner
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Washington, DC
Testimony




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IRS Puts Small Businesses through Audit Wringer

2016/09/14



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Chairman Steve Chabot has scheduled a hearing of the Committee on Small Business titled, "IRS Puts Small Businesses through Audit Wringer." The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. 

Attachments
1. Hearing Notice
2. Witness List

Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH)
Opening Statement (As Prepared for Delivery)

Witnesses 
Ms. Kathy Petronchak
Director of IRS Practices and Procedures
alliantgroup, LP
Houston, TX
Testimony

Mr. Warren Hudak
President
Hudak & Company
Lemoyne, PA
*Testifying on behalf of the National Association of Enrolled Agents
Testimony

Mr. Don Williamson
Executive Director
Kogod Tax Policy Center
American University
Washington, DC
Testimony

Ms. Jennifer E. Breen
Partner
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Washington, DC
*Testifying on behalf of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation
Testimony

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The Cumulative Burden of President Obama’s Executive Orders on Small Contractors

2016/09/13



Chairmen Cresent Hardy and Richard Hanna have scheduled a joint hearing of the Committee on Small Business Subcommittees on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations and Contracting and Workforce titled, “The Cumulative Burden of President Obama’s Executive Orders on Small Contractors.”  The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

Attachments
1. Hearing Notice
2. Witness List

Witnesses

Mr. James P. Hoffman, P.E.
President
Summer Consultants, Inc.
McLean, VA
*Testifying on behalf of the American Council of Engineering Companies
Testimony

Ms. Donna S. Huneycutt
Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer
Wittenberg Weiner Consulting, LLC
Tampa, FL
*Testifying on behalf of the National Defense Industrial Association
Testimony

Mr. Jimmy Christianson
Regulatory Counsel
Associated General Contractors of America
Arlington, VA
Testimony

David Madland, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow & Senior Advisor to the American Worker Project
Center for American Progress
Washington, DC
Testimony




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Struggling to Grow: Assessing the Challenges for Small Businesses in Rural America

2016/09/08

Chairman Tim Huelskamp has scheduled a hearing of the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access titled, “Struggling to Grow: Assessing the Challenges for Small Businesses in Rural America.”  The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on September 8, 2016 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Attachments
1. Hearing Notice
2. Witness List

Witnesses 
Mr. John Dearie
Author
"Where the Job Are: Entrepreneurship and the Soul of the American Economy"
Washington, DC
Testimony

Mr. Robert Boyd
County Commissioner
Riley County
Manhattan, KS
*Testifying on behalf of the National Association of Counties
Testimony

Mr. Hugh Middleton
Co-Founder
Kopis Mobile LLC
Flowood, MS
Testimony

Linsley Kinkade
Deputy Director
U.S. Programs
Winrock International 
Little Rock, AR 72202
Testimony



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Ensuring Opportunities: Oversight of the HUBZone Program

2016/09/07

Chairman Steve Chabot has scheduled a hearing of the Committee on Small Business titled, “Ensuring Opportunities: Oversight of the HUBZone Program." The hearing will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Attachments
1. Hearing Notice
2. Witness List

Opening Statement (As Prepared for Delivery)
Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH)

Witnesses
Mr. William B. Shear
Director
Financial Markets and Community Investment
United States Government Accountability Office
Washington, DC
Testimony

Mr. John Shoraka
Associate Administrator
Office of Government Contracts and Business Development
United States Small Business Administration
Washington, DC
Testimony



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Ready for Liftoff: The Importance of Small Businesses in the NASA Supply Chain

2016/07/12


Chairman Carlos Curbelo has scheduled a hearing of the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade titled, “Ready for Liftoff:  The Importance of Small Businesses in the NASA Supply Chain.” The hearing will begin at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Room 2360 in the Rayburn House Office Building.

Attachments
1. Hearing Notice
2. Witness List

Subcommittee Chairman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL)
Opening Statement (As Prepared for Delivery)

Witness List 

Mr. Chris Carberry
CEOand Co-Founder
Explore Mars, Inc.
Beverly, MA
Testimony

George Davis, Ph.D.
President and Founder
Emergent Space Technologies
Greenbelt, MD
Testimony

Ms. Carol Craig
President and CEO
Craig Technologies
Cape Canaveral, FL
Testimony

Mr. Stephen Gorevan
Chairman
Honeybee Robotics, Ltd.
Brooklyn, NY
Testimony

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Foreign Cyber Threats: Small Business, Big Target

2016/07/06

Chairman Steve Chabot has scheduled a full committee hearing of the Committee on Small Business titled "Foreign Cyber Threats: Small Business, Big Target" The hearing is scheduled to begin at 2 PM on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. 

Hearing Materials
1. Hearing Notice
2. Witness List

Witness List
Mr. Jamil N. Jaffer
Director
Homeland and National Law Program
George Mason School of Law
Arlington, VA
Testimony

Mr. Justin Zeefe
Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Nisos Group
Alexandria, VA
Testimony

Mr. Nova J. Daly
Senior Public Policy Advisor
Wiley Rein LLP
Washington, DC
Testimony

Ms. Angela Dingle
Founder, President and CEO
Ex Nihilo
Washington, DC
Testimony

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Damaging Repercussions: DOL’s Overtime Rule, Small Employers, and their Employees

2016/06/23

Chairman Steve Chabot has scheduled a hearing of the Committee on Small Business titled, “Damaging Repercussions: DOL’s Overtime Rule, Small Employers, and their Employees.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 23, 2016, in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Attachments
1. Hearing Notice
2. Witness List
3. Hearing Video
4. Hearing Memo

Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH)
Opening Statement (As Prepared for Delivery)

Witnesses

Mr. Adam Robinson
Co-founder/CEO Hireology
Chicago, IL
*Testifying on behalf of the Job Creators Network
Testimony

The Honorable Jerrie Tipton
Commission Chair Mineral County
Hawthorne, NV
*Testifying on behalf of the National Association of Counties
Testimony

Mr. Albert F. Macre
General Partner
Payroll + Services
Steubenville, OH
*Testifying on behalf of the National Federation of Independent Business
Testimony

Ms. Christine V. Walters, JD, MAS, SHRM
-SCP, SPHR
Sole Proprietor
FiveL Company
Westminster, MD
*Testifying on behalf of the Society for Human Resource Management
Testimony

Mr. Ross Eisenbrey
Vice President
Economic Policy Institute
Testimony

Letters for the Record 
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
Credit Union National Association
Independent Electrical Contractors
National Retail Federation
Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America
WorldatWork
Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity
Independent Community Bankers of America
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Audits and Attitudes: Is the IRS Helping or Hurting Small Businesses?

2016/06/22

Chairman Tim Huelskamp has scheduled a hearing of the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access titled "Audits and Attitudes: Is the IRS Helping or Hurting Small Businesses?" The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. 

Hearing Materials
1. Hearing Notice
2. Witness List
3. Hearing Video
4. Hearing Memo

Chairman Tim Huelskamp (R-KS)
Opening Statement (As Prepared for Delivery)

Witness List
Mr. Pete Sepp
President National Taxpayers Union
Washington, DC
Testimony

Mr. Lee Davenport
Member Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC)
Washington, DC
Testimony

Mr. Roger Harris
President & COO
Padgett Business Services
Athens, GA
Testimony

Ms. Emily Peterson-Cassin
Project Coordinator
Bright Lines
Washington, DC
* Testifying on behalf of Public Citizen
Testimony

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Bearing the Burden: Over-regulation’s Impact on Small Banks and Rural Communities

2016/06/09

Chairman Tim Huelskamp has scheduled a hearing of the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access titled, "Bearing the Burden: Over-regulation’s Impact on Small Banks and Rural Communities." The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 9, 2016 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Hearing Materials

1. Hearing Notice
2. Witness List
3. Hearing Memo
4. Hearing Video

Subcommittee Chairman Tim Huelskamp (R-KS)
Opening Statement (As Prepared for Delivery)

Witnesses

Mr. Shan Hanes
President/CEO
First National Bank of Elkhart
Elkhart, KS
Testimony

Mr. Roger M. Beverage
President & CEO
Oklahoma Bankers Association
Oklahoma City, OK *
Testifying on behalf of the American Bankers Association 
Testimony

Mr. Marcus Stanley
Policy Director Americans for Financial Reform
Washington, DC
Testimony

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Contact Information

2361 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-5821
Fax 202-225-3587
smbiz.house.gov


Membership

Mike Bost

ILLINOIS' 12th DISTRICT

Dave Brat

VIRGINIA's 7th DISTRICT

Steve Chabot

OHIO's 1st DISTRICT

Carlos Curbelo

FLORIDA's 26th DISTRICT

Chris Gibson

NEW YORK's 19th DISTRICT

Richard Hanna

NEW YORK's 22nd DISTRICT

Cresent Hardy

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