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Washington Examiner: Rep. Steve Chabot: Xi Jinping's Communist cronies can't control Taiwan's future

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In his New Year’s address last week, China’s dictator, President Xi Jinping, created a firestorm with his vigorous insistence that Taiwan should rejoin China on China’s terms. Undoubtedly Xi thought his message would rebuke President Tsai Ing-wen’s New Year’s speech and then blow over. Instead, it backfired. Not only has Tsai taken a tougher line, but Xi’s suggestion that Taiwan follow Hong Kong’s...

The Enquirer Opinion: Small businesses dealing with workers and opioids

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The Enquirer Opinion: Small businesses dealing with workers and opioids By: Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) As chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, I often ask small business owners about their biggest obstacles to growth. Access to capital, burdensome regulations, and the cost and complexity of the tax code have traditionally been at the top. Lately, however, small businesses have been t...

FOX NEWS: Reps. McCaul and Chabot: Drones in the wrong hands are a terror threat to Americans

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FOX NEWS: Reps. McCaul and Chabot: Drones in the wrong hands are a terror threat to Americans By: Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) Click here to read on Fox News Opinion. Drones are being used across the U.S. more and more every year for a growing number of constructive purposes. These include shooting videos for TV news and entertainment programs, filming for movie com...

THE HILL: Positive changes coming for small business lending program

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THE HILL: Positive changes coming for small business lending program BY REPS. STEVE CHABOT (R-OHIO) AND NYDIA M. VELÁZQUEZ (D-N.Y.) June 22, 2018 According to the latest survey from MetLife and the U.S Chamber of Commerce, it’s a great time to be a small business owner. Due to a variety of economic factors, small business optimism rose to its second highest level in history in May. In turn, this a...

Cincinnati Enquirer: Opinion: Filing taxes will be much easier in the future

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Cincinnati Enquirer: Opinion: Filing taxes will be much easier in the future By: Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) Cincinnati Enquirer April 18, 2018 As this year’s tax season comes to an end, millions of Americans are completing the annual headache that trying to navigate our overly complex tax code has become. But, here’s the good news – this is the last year that most American families will have to wres...

Ban Shark Fin Sales on World Wildlife Day

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Every year, fins from as many as 73 million sharks end up at markets around the world. In many cultures shark fin is considered a delicacy. Often used in soup, it can sell for as much as $500 per pound. This has led to overfishing and grisly shark-finning practices, in which finless sharks – unable to move or breathe – are dumped back in the ocean to die. Entire populations have been decimated. M...

The Guardian: America should act to end the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

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The Guardian: America should act to end the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar By: Congressman Steve Chabot and Congressman Joseph Crowley November 13, 2017 For far too many years a mix of repression, autocratic rule and marginalization has led to fear and crisis in Myanmar. The international community ought to pay attention to these atrocities before it is too late. Myanmar is a diverse country with a l...

Cincinnati Enquirer: Protect all girls' access to safe education

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Cincinnati Enquirer: Protect all girls' access to safe education By: Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Elina Govil Cincinnati Enquirer October 22, 2017 Every day, ongoing conflicts force mothers, fathers, and young children to flee their homes. They leave behind family, friends, pets, community, schools, belongings, and country, carrying with them only the hope of a better, safer life ahead. Often, the...

Washington Examiner: Rep. Steve Chabot: What are we going to do about North Korea?

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Washington Examiner: Rep. Steve Chabot: What are we going to do about North Korea? By: Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) Washington Examiner July 31, 2017 Every few months, the Korean Peninsula seems to come back onto everyone's radar, and the press has a field day covering it. Usually, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shoots off a missile, kills a relative, or continues to starve anyone not in the military...

Chabot on CNN.com: How Trump's reset with Russia can work

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How Trump's reset with Russia can work By: Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) CNN January 12, 2017 (CNN) During and after the recent presidential election, Donald Trump said, "Wouldn't it be nice if we actually got along with Russia?" (At the time, the Republican standard-bearer stood in stark contrast to Mitt Romney, who called Russia "our number one geopolitical foe.") Previous Presidents have attempted t...

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