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  • Small Businesses Speak to Innovation in Construction Technology
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure heard from experts on emerging technologies in the construction industry. “Digitized construction technologies and processes can have a significant impact on a construction company’s productivity, but many small firms lack the resources to invest and maximize potential of these technologies. Similarly, regulatory and administrative burdens have restricted implementation across federal, state,... Read more

  • Federal Agencies Offer Training, Forums to Rural Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Rural America

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship heard from government witnesses on the role of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in supporting rural small business. “There is no doubt that small businesses of all industries require access to reliable and affordable broadband to compete in local, national, and international markets,” said Ranking Member John Joyce ... Read more

  • Small Business Owners, Tech Firms Talk Main Street Impact of Digital Platforms
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Technology

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business heard from small business owners and representatives of large technology companies on the impact of digital services and tools on small businesses. “The digital age has caused a revolution for small businesses… Small firms can now utilize cutting edge products and services to respond to market changes more swiftly, being agile to adapt to inevitable curve balls, and improve efficiencies to drive profit,” said Ranking Member Steve Chabot (... Read more

  • Ranking Member Chabot Praises Passage of Bipartisan, Veteran-Focused Small Business Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted five bipartisan bills reported out of the Small Business Committee. Following passage of this legislation, House Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH) said, “On the Committee, we’ve heard firsthand the opportunities that entrepreneurship provides to veterans and their spouses. These bills strengthen and expand access to resources our nation’s heroes can use to start and grow their businesses. I thank Chairwoma... Read more

  • Medical Professionals, Small Business Testify to Emerging Tech’s Potential for Medical Workforce
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business heard from a panel of experts on new and emerging technologies used to train medical professionals. “Health care is a constantly changing field, with new technologies emerging every day. The advanced technologies of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, and Telehealth or Telemedicine are trending now. Each of these areas present new solutions to old problems but do not come without costs,” said Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH). “Large... Read more

  • Small Outdoor Recreation Businesses Call for Expanded Infrastructure
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business heard from small business owners and experts about infrastructure needs in the outdoor recreation industry. “Enjoying the outdoors is one of the nation’s most cherished hobbies. From small children running in backyards to retirees motoring across the country in RVs, Americans love outdoor recreation,” said Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH). “From a jobs perspective, the [outdoor recreation] industry employed over 5 million workers in 201... Read more

  • Small Businesses in Clean Energy Signal Need for Workforce Development
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    WASHINGTON – Today the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development heard from industry experts about workforce demands generated by rapidly expanding clean energy sectors. “The clean energy sector offers opportunities that are exceedingly rare in our economy: jobs with low educational entry barriers and high yielded pay. Filling said jobs would make a significant difference in low income communities across the country, including my home state of Ohio,” ... Read more

  • Entrepreneurship Offers Opportunity for Formerly Incarcerated
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business heard from criminal justice experts and small business owners on the potential of entrepreneurship programs to reduce recidivism. “The search for meaningful work upon release from prison can be a long and difficult journey, particularly for those who have been removed from society for an extended period. To overcome those challenges, many inmates acquire valuable skills and work experience through programs like Federal Prison Industries, ... Read more

  • Increased Oversight Needed for Native 8(a) Program
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Contracting

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight, and Regulations heard from government and private sector witnesses on the state of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) program, particularly as it applies to tribes, Alaska Native Corporations, and Native Hawaiian Organizations. “Utilization of the 8(a) program by these specially-recognized groups has risen exponentially over the last several decades, prompting the Government Accountab... Read more

  • Ranking Member Chabot Applauds Passage of Four Bipartisan Entrepreneurial Development Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted four bipartisan bills reported out of the Small Business Committee. Following passage of this legislation, House Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH) said, “These bills ensure that small business owners across our country will continue to have access to valuable mentoring and training programs through the Small Business Administration. I thank Chairwoman Velázquez and my colleagues from both sides of the aisl... Read more