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  • Send It Back: Small Biz Committee Urges OMB to Reject Harmful DOL Overtime Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Workplace Issues, Oversight

    Send It Back: Small Biz Committee Urges OMB to Reject Harmful DOL Overtime Rule WASHINGTON – House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Republican Committee Members today urged the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to reject a new Department of Labor (DOL) rule that will destroy jobs, lower wages, and reduce benefits for the millions of Americans who work for small businesses and other small employers. In a letter to Howard Shelanski, the Administrator of the Office of ... Read more

  • Helping Small Business Employees Save for Their Golden Years
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Access to Capital, Workplace Issues, Oversight

    Ohio Entrepreneurs Share their Success Stories WASHINGTON – Days before National Small Business Week, members of Ohio’s small business community stressed to lawmakers the importance of protecting and strengthening a plan used by many small companies to help their employees save for retirement. "With National Small Business Week right around the corner, we must do all we can to support America’s 28 million small businesses which are responsible for seven out of every ten new jobs created," said H... Read more

  • “UTTER HORROR”: What Happens When Small Business Suffers a Cyberattack
    Posted in Press Releases on April 20, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Workplace Issues, Technology, Oversight

    Committee Hears Harrowing Story about Small Biz Cybersecurity Expert: Could Be Used as Conduit to Attack Gov’t Systems WASHINGTON – Today, a small business owner from Maine shared his harrowing personal experience as the victim of a cyberattack with members of the House Committee on Small Business. At the hearing, expert witnesses also told lawmakers that increased, sophisticated cyberattacks pose a threat to both small businesses and the federal government. “The owners, employees and customers... Read more

  • REGULATION NATION: The Hidden Small Business Tax
    Posted in Press Releases on April 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Taxes, Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Workplace Issues, Oversight

    Small Business Committee Calls for Cutting Red Tape on Small Biz Click to Read Chabot’s Op-Ed for FoxNews.com on Reducing Regulatory Burdens WASHINGTON – Days before the filing deadline for federal income taxes, members of the small business community told Congress that a new government regulations are making it harder and more costly for small companies to start, grow and expand their business. Witnesses at today’s hearing described how new rules from the Obama administration are a “hidden tax... Read more

  • Small Business Committee Holds Roundtable on Executive Orders
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Contracting, Workplace Issues

    WASHINGTON - Today, Members of the House Committee on Small Business heard from representatives of the small business community about the crushing impact of President Obama’s executive orders on America’s small businesses at a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill. The discussion was led by full Committee Steve Chabot (R-OH), Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Chairman Richard Hanna (R-NY) and Committee Member Rep. Steve Knight (R-CA). “It is clear from this morning’s discussions that the... Read more

  • Committee Examines Retirement Plan Challenges For Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Workplace Issues

    The Small Business Committee, led by Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), today held a hearing to examine the state of retirement savings for small employers, the barriers they face in offering plans, and how the recent employment trend to more part-time workers affects retirement participation. “Saving and preparing for retirement has always been a struggle for Americans, and offering retirement plans has likewise been a challenge for small businesses,” said Chairman Graves. “With an aging baby-boomer ... Read more

  • Republican Committee Leaders Investigate Davis-Bacon Expansion
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Workplace Issues

    House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) today sent a letter to the Department of Labor requesting documents and communications concerning its recent decision to overturn decades of policy and apply Davis-Bacon wage requirements to survey technicians. “Compliance with federal mandates have a disproportionately great... Read more

  • Committee Examines Obama Administration’s Record on Regulatory Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Regulatory Reform / Regulations, Workplace Issues, Oversight

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Small Business Committee, led by Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), today examined the Obama administration’s record of increasing the regulatory cost burden on small businesses, despite its directive to reduce it. On January 18, 2011, in an executive order, President Obama directed agencies to look again at the regulations in place and find ways to reduce the burden on small businesses. In today’s hearing, the Committee questioned whether agencies’ efforts to engage in a r... Read more

  • Hanna Subcommittee Identifies Small Business STEM Workforce Needs and Possible Immigration Solutions
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Workplace Issues

    House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce Chairman Richard Hanna (R-NY) today led a hearing on the small business Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) workforce shortage and how immigration reform could help address the problem. Many small businesses report a shortage of workers with post-secondary and advanced degrees in STEM disciplines. According to the NFIB, more than one out of three small business owners who hired or tried to hire in the last three months ... Read more

  • Hearing Highlights Small Business Challenges in Complying with the Health Care Law
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Workplace Issues

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Small Business Committee, led by Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), today held a hearing on the strain that complying with the complicated health care law places on small business. In the hearing, titled The Health Care Law: Implementation and Small Businesses, Committee Members took a closer look at the effects of the law on the businesses that have the fewest resources to handle the compliance burden. The committee heard testimony on the costs and paperwork requirements of th... Read more