Ranking Member Chabot Opening Statement at Hearing on the Immigrant Workforce

WASHINGTON - Today, the House Committee on Small Business met for a hearing titled, “Immigration and the Small Business Workforce.” Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH) delivered the following opening statement: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Madam Chairwoman, for holding this hearing today. When we speak to small businesses owners both here in DC and at home in our districts, we hear a similar message: the workforce shortage we are currently experiencing is having a negative impact on small businesses across the country and across i... [...]

Ranking Member Spano Opening Statement at Hearing on SBA’s Community Advantage Loan Program

WASHINGTON - Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations met for a hearing titled, “Investing in Community: The SBA’s Community Advantage Loan Program.” Ranking Member Ross Spano (R-FL) delivered the following opening statement: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Madam Chairwoman. The economy continues to reach new heights. From historic unemployment rates to encouraging GDP readings, the nation is moving in the right direction. Despite these positive economic signs, the natio... [...]

Ranking Member Stauber Opening Statement at Hearing on Oversight of SBA's Women-Owned Small Business Program

WASHINGTON - Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure met for a hearing titled, “Oversight of the Women-Owned Small Business Program.” Ranking Member Pete Stauber (R-MN) delivered the following opening statement: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The federal government recognizes a longstanding policy that the government should aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small business concerns and that the Small Business Administration, along with other federal a... [...]

Ranking Member Balderson Opening Statement at Hearing on Digital Entrepreneurship

WASHINGTON - Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development met for a hearing titled, “The Digital Ecosystem: New Paths to Entrepreneurship.” Ranking Member Troy Balderson (R-OH) delivered the following opening statement: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I am pleased to join you for the inaugural hearing of the Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development. Good morning to all of you and a special thank you to our witnesses who are taking the time out of their bu... [...]

Ranking Member Chabot Opening Statement at Hearing Honoring National Small Business Week

WASHINGTON - Today, the House Committee on Small Business met for a hearing titled, “Honoring the Nation’s Small Business Heroes.” Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH) delivered the following opening statement: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Madam Chairwoman, and thank you for having this hearing. I am sure it will be one of the best we have at this Committee in the 116th Congress. I would like to welcome everyone, including our distinguished witnesses to National Small Business Week. This week celebrates and honors the hardest worke... [...]