WASHINGTON—House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) today announced the Committee’s leadership team for the 115th Congress.
“All of our Small Business Committee Members are bringing invaluable experience and unmatched enthusiasm to our work already,” said Chairman Chabot. “I know that these individuals who have stepped up to lead our subcommittees will lead by example in turning ideas into solutions for America’s 28 million small businesses.”
115th Congress Small Business Committee Leadership
Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH)
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)
Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA)
Chairman, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade
Rep. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS)
Chairwoman, Subcommittee on Health and Technology
Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA)
Chairman, Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access
Rep. Trent Kelly (R-MS)
Chairman, Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations
Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA)
Chairman, Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce
Last week, the Small Business Committee announced its Republican Members for the 115th Congress. See the full roster here.Read More
WASHINGTON—Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) made the following statement after the House passed a crucial budget measure today that lays the foundation for the repeal of Obamacare and instructs lawmakers as the House begins the process of producing replacement legislation:
“The people who work at America’s 28 million small businesses cannot afford for us to wait another day to stop the damage of Obamacare from getting any worse,” said Chairman Chabot. “In the coming weeks and months, employers who have defied trends and managed to provide coverage to their workers are going to have to make hard decisions as premiums continue to rise and even more providers withdraw from the market. Today’s vote in the House is the essential first of many steps to rescue Americans from the crisis of Obamacare and begin a careful, caring, and intentional process that keeps their concerns at the forefront as we replace this devastating failure of a plan with one that will work.”
The House Small Business Committee has heard testimony from numerous small business employees and owners over the years about how Obamacare has cost jobs and opportunities in communities across the United States. See their stories HERE.
WASHINGTON -- Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) today announced the Republican Membership of the Small Business Committee for the 115th Congress.
“The Small Business Committee is fortunate to welcome these individuals who represent such a diverse array of communities, small businesses, and innovators from across the country,” said Chairman Chabot. “I know each of these Members will bring an entrepreneurial spirit to our work in the 115th Congress, and it’s going to be both a privilege and a pleasure to work with them.”
115th Congress Majority Committee Members
Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH)
Rep. Steve King (R-IA)
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)
Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA)
Del. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (R-AS)
Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA)
Rep. Trent Kelly (R-MS)
Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA)*
Rep. James Comer (R-KY)*
Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE)*
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)*
Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR)*
Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS)*
* Denotes Members new to the Committee
The Small Business Committee will meet for organizing purposes on February 1, 2017. A formal meeting announcement will be posted at smallbusiness.house.gov.
Regulatory Accountability Act Includes Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements
WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot’s measure to force federal regulators to craft smarter, less burdensome regulations that take into consideration their direct and reasonably foreseeable indirect economic effects, especially on small businesses.
Chabot’s bill, introduced last week as the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2017, passed the House this evening as Title III of H.R. 5, the Regulatory Accountability Act.
“Small businesses are found in every congressional district and every industry,” Chairman Chabot (R-Ohio) said. “They provide livelihoods for millions of workers and their families. Small businesses employ nearly half of the private sector workforce and generate two out of every three new private sector jobs.”
“The Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act eliminates loopholes that agencies, like the Internal Revenue Service, have used to avoid compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA).” Chabot explained. “It also forces agencies to analyze not only direct, but also indirect effects of rules on small businesses – just as agencies are required to do when promulgating major rules affecting the environment.”
See more about what regulatory reform means for America’s 28 million small businesses here.
Chairman Chabot will speak about this legislation and the Committee’s plans to provide regulatory relief for small businesses in the 115th Congress at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) TOMORROW at 9:00 am.
HALOS Act Wins Bipartisan Support, Advances to U.S. Senate
Watch Chairman Chabot’s full remarks HERE.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. House has passed Small Business Committee Chairman Chabot’s bipartisan legislation to help startup companies access early capital. H.R. 79, the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act, was passed by a vote of 344 to 73.
“One popular way small businesses connect with angel investors is through ‘demo days,’” said Chairman Chabot (R-Ohio). “These exciting events are sponsored by universities, non-profits, local governments, or other groups, that allow entrepreneurs to showcase their products and informally meet investors and customers.”
“SEC regulations are threatening to force these events out of business by imposing unwieldy regulations dictating who is and who is not allowed to simply attend,” Chabot explained. “We must continue to work together to create an environment where our small businesses, the engines of our economy, grow and flourish. This bill is one more step in that direction.”
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 that can use the exemption from the FCC’s “Open Internet Order,” commonly known as “net neutrality.”
“Often times, small Internet providers are the only ones willing to take the risk and deploy broadband to particularly hard-to-reach areas of rural America,” Chairman Chabot said. “The last thing they have time for is the FCC imposing a greater regulatory burden on them, diverting precious resources to make Washington bureaucrats busy instead of doing what they do best –providing high quality broadband services to millions of Americans to every corner of the country.”
Throughout the 114th Congress, Chairman Chabot and Small Business Committee Republicans pressed outgoing FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on the impact of the new net neutrality of rules on small businesses.
Chairman Chabot will also be speaking at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) this Thursday on the Committee’s plans to provide regulatory relief for small businesses in the 115th Congress.Read More
WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement upon House passage of H.R. 26, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act:
"The regulatory impact of the Obama Administration on small businesses has been devastating,” said Chairman Chabot. “The REINS Act takes a giant step in returning power to the American people and making the Washington bureaucracy accountable to them.”
The REINS Act would send new rules that will have a significant impact on the economy to Congress for an up or down vote before they can be implemented.
Chairman Chabot has already introduced two key pieces of legislation as part of House Republicans’ Better Way plan for the economy that will reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses and entrepreneurs: H.R. 33, The Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act, and H.R. 79, The Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act.Read More
WASHINGTON – As the 115th Congress gets to work, House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) introduced H.R. 79, the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act.
Identified as a way to create opportunities for new entrepreneurs in House Republicans’ Better Way plan for the economy, this bill builds on a provision of the 2012 JOBS Act by allowing angel investor groups established by local governments, non-profits, universities and other organizations to host events designed to let entrepreneurs showcase their work and connect with potential backers.
“When entrepreneurs are looking for ways to access the early capital they need to get off the ground, they look at every avenue available to them,” said Chairman Chabot. “If we’re going to help open doors for the next generation of job creators, we need to take the same approach. This measure will help startups and investors cut through unnecessary red tape and provide them with new opportunities to succeed.”
Read more about the HALOS Act in A Better Way to Grow our Economy (Page 26).This is the second piece of legislation introduced by Chairman Chabot in as many days to reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses and entrepreneurs. The Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act, H.R. 33, was introduced yesterday. Read More
WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) made the following statement upon House passage of H.R. 21, the Midnight Rules Relief Act, 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, issuing major rules that have cost over $100 billion annually,” said Chairman Chabot. “A disproportionate share of those enormous costs have fallen on American small businesses. It is unconscionable that the Obama Administration is using its final days in office to saddle small businesses with even more costs to pay for preserving his liberal legacy. The Midnight Rules Relief Act will help protect small businesses from further harm caused by 11th-hour Obama administration red tape."
At the end of last year, Chairman Chabot, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other House Committee Chairmen sent aletterto the heads of all President Obama’s Cabinet departments and federal agencies warning them against moving forward with Midnight Regulations.
Click here to view Chairman Chabot’s remarks in support of this legislation.
Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act Introduced on Day 1 of New Congress
WASHINGTON - House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) kicked off the 115th Congress by introducing H.R. 33, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2017.
The bill forces federal regulators to craft smarter, less burdensome regulations that take into consideration their direct and reasonably foreseeable indirect economic effects, especially on small businesses.
“Small businesses are often hit first and worst by regulatory decisions made by Washington bureaucrats with little to no consideration about what they will mean for small businesses and their employees,” said Chairman Chabot. “The Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act represents a better way to grow our economy by ensuring that small businesses are no longer an afterthought in federal rulemaking. By giving small businesses and the people who depend on them a say in the regulations they must live under, it will force the federal government to think about what is best for our job creators before it acts, not after.”
The Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act strengthens and clarifies the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) of 1980. In the over 36 years since the RFA was enacted, agencies have exploited loopholes to get around the good-government intentions of the original legislation. The Internal Revenue Service frequently uses these loopholes to avoid RFA compliance. Chairman Chabot’s bill closes these loopholes by requiring more detailed analysis of proposed regulations, providing greater opportunity for small business input, and ensuring agencies regularly review regulations already on the books for their economic impact on small businesses.
Original Cosponsors: Goodlatte (R-VA), Marino (R-PA), Radewagen (R-AS), Knight (R-CA), Cuellar (D-TX), Graves (R-MO), Sessions (R-TX), King (R-IA), Kelly (R-MS), Tipton (R-CO), Curbelo (R-FL), Hultgren (R-IL), and Luetkemeyer (R-MO).Read More
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,
1. Hearing Notice
2. Witness List
Subcommittee Chairman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL)
Opening Statement (As Prepared for Delivery)
Mr. Chris Carberry
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