This Week At Small Business

The Committee on Small Business Announces the following events this week: Full Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. 2360 Rayburn House Office Building The EMV Deadline and What it Means for Small Businesses The Committee on Small Business will meet for a hearing titled, The EMV Deadline and What it Means for Small Businesses. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11:00 A.M. on October 7, 2015 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The Europay, Mastercard, Visa (EMV) chip payment system will... [...]

The Rise of Entreprenuerial Communities

This summer, as Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I had the opportunity to honor an innovative business accelerator called First Batch. This isn’t your typical business accelerator. First Batch is a product accelerator in my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, that focuses on helping entrepreneurs and makers bring physical products to market. It’s a great resource supporting the intersection of technology and manufacturing, and it’s another example of the resources communities are using to build entrepreneurial ecosystems. When you thi... [...]

Small Businesses Achieve Victory with Final Passage of NDAA

Small businesses that create jobs and save taxpayer dollars by contracting with the federal government scored a victory today with final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2016. The final version of the legislation, approved by the House of Representatives today, includes several provisions offered by the Small Business Committee that open doors for small businesses through the contracting and procurement opportunities. “The National Defense Authorization Act for 2016 recognizes that small businesses play a major role ... [...]

Small Business Provisions in the FY 16 National Defense Authorization Act

Small Business Provisions in the FY16 National Defense Authorization Act: Section 821 - Acquisition strategy required for each major defense acquisition program, major automated information system, and major system • Emphasizes that the use of small business must be addressed as part of the acquisition strategy. Section 844 - Mandatory requirement for training related to the conduct of market research • Requires training on market research, which will make it easier to identify potential small contractors. Section 851 - Procurement of commercia... [...]

The Worst Ever

WASHINGTON - Today, Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) issued the following statement in response to the Administration's decision to dramatically tighten federal ozone standards: "With this rule, the EPA is moving forward on the most costly, most damaging regulation ever imposed on American families – and just as we are seeing a resurgence in American manufacturing. It could cost the American economy $140 billion and 1.4 million jobs per year. In my home state of Ohio, it could mean 22,819 fewer jobs annually. And these are ... [...]