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  • Ranking Member Chabot Opening Statement at Hearing on Confessions of Judgment
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business met for a hearing titled, “Crushed by Confessions of Judgment: The Small Business Story.” Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH) delivered the following opening statement: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Madam Chairwoman. As our economy continues to roar ahead with record unemployment rates and near record small business optimism, our nation’s smallest firms still face obstacles when it comes to financing their projects and growth... Read more

  • Small Broadband Carriers Request Precise Broadband Availability Data
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure heard from a panel of small telecommunications carriers about broadband mapping and challenges to obtaining accurate broadband availability data. “These new technologies provide the gateway and opportunity for economic growth and job creation, especially in rural America,” said Ranking Member Pete Stauber (R-MN). “We cannot continue to leave our constituents behind just because they choose to... Read more

  • Ranking Member Hern Emphasizes the Importance of Accurate Census Data for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON -Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access heard from a panel of experts on how accurate and up-to-date census data plays a vital role in strategic decisions for small businesses. “This country thrives on its ability to support and encourage people to pursue their passion and to strike out on their own, and today there are more than 28 million small business in the United States driving the economy,” said Ranking Member Kevin... Read more

  • Exploring Issues Facing Small Businesses in the Cannabis Industry
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Small Business heard from a panel of small business owners and experts on the issues pertaining to businesses involved in the state legalized cannabis industry. “The U.S. Constitution established a government based on federalism because a state is typically in the best position to legislate the laws most appropriate for its citizens. However, the drug market is a multi-billion dollar, nation-wide business and its repercussions do not stop at state borde... Read more

  • Ranking Member Chabot Examines Student Loan Debt and Its Effect on Small Medical Practices
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Today, the House Committee on Small Business heard from a panel of physicians and experts on how student loan debt affects doctors considering joining or starting small medical practices. “It is undeniable that medical practitioners play an indispensable role within our community. Small medical practices, particularly those operating in underserved areas, are vital to ensuring the health and wellbeing of Americans who otherwise would not have access to health care,” said Ranking Mem... Read more

  • Ranking Member Joyce Emphasizes Flexibility for Small Businesses in STEP Program
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Today, Members of the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship heard from a panel of small business owners and experts on states’ perspectives on the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) and its effectiveness in providing export promotion opportunities for small businesses. “Today, we reinforce our commitment to seeing that SBA fulfills its goals relating to this program and ma... Read more

  • Ranking Member Balderson Opening Statement at Hearing on Skills Gap Solutions
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Today, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development met for a hearing titled, “Mind the ‘Skills’ Gap: Apprenticeships and Training Programs.” Ranking Member Troy Balderson (R-OH) delivered the following opening statement: Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Chairman Crow, for holding this hearing today, and I especially want to thank you for being flexible with this hearing’s timing to accommodate everyone’s busy schedules. It’s ... Read more

  • Ranking Member Chabot Opening Statement at Hearing on the Immigrant Workforce
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    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 o... Read more

  • Ranking Member Spano Opening Statement at Hearing on SBA’s Community Advantage Loan Program
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Ranking Member Stauber Opening Statement at Hearing on Oversight of SBA's Women-Owned Small Business Program
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    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 B... Read more