Chabot Opening Statement at Hearing on Boosting Rural Digital Technology

Chabot Opening Statement at Hearing on Boosting Rural Digital Technology WASHINGTON - The House Committee on Small Business met today for a hearing titled, "Flipping the Switch on Rural Digital Entrepreneurship." Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH) delivered the following opening statement: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Madam Chairwoman. Good morning to all of you and a special thank you to our witnesses who have taken the time to work with us on this hearing today. The use of digital technologies, including access to high-speed In... [...]

Small Business Committee Conducts Oversight of SBA's State Trade Expansion Program

Small Business Committee Conducts Oversight of SBA's State Trade Expansion Program WASHINGTON - The House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship met today for a hearing titled, "Challenges in SBA's State Trade Expansion Program." Ranking Member John Joyce (R-PA) delivered the following opening statement: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Madam Chairwoman. Small businesses eyeing international markets face daunting obstacles such as insufficient manpower, lack of external... [...]

Ranking Member Chabot Introduces Two Bipartisan Small Business Cybersecurity Bills

Ranking Member Chabot Introduces Two Bipartisan Small Business Cybersecurity Bills WASHINGTON – Last week, House Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH) reintroduced two bipartisan pieces of legislation to improve cybersecurity resources for America’s small businesses. H.R. 1648, the Small Business Advanced Cybersecurity Enhancements Act of 2019, and H.R. 1649, the Small Business Development Center Cyber Training Act of 2019, provide crucial resources for small businesses to plan and implement cybersecurity protections an... [...]

Ranking Member Chabot and House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Roe Reintroduce the VA-SBA Act

Ranking Member Chabot and House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Roe Reintroduce the VA-SBA Act WASHINGTON - Today, House Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH) and House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) released statements following the reintroduction of legislation to better enable the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fulfill their designated responsibilities and streamline programs within the agencies. H.R. 1615, the Verifica... [...]

Small Business Committee Monitors Progress of SBA Microloan Program Reforms

Small Business Committee Monitors Progress of SBA Microloan Program Reforms WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access met for a hearing titled, “Small but Mighty: A Review of the SBA Microloan Program.” Ranking Member Kevin Hern (R-OK) delivered the following opening statement: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Although the country continues to record above average economic marks, the nation’s smallest firms still face challenges when it comes to fi... [...]