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Washington Business Journal: House bill looks to get smaller federal contractors paid more quickly

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A bill introduced last week in the House of Representatives would accelerate payments to small businesses that do work for the federal government. The Accelerated Payments for Small Business Act of 2019 would direct federal agencies to disburse payments within 15 days of receiving a proper invoice if a specific payment date is not established, rather than the current 30-day standard. The bill impa...

Chabot Statement on the State of the Union Address

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Washington, D.C. - Congressman Steve Chabot (R-Westwood) made the following statement Tuesday in response to President Trump's State of the Union address: "Last year during his State of the Union address, President Trump made clear that he believed that it was the spirit and the drive of the American people, not the government, that will solve our problems and lift us higher as a nation. A little ...

Chabot Applauds House Passage of Tax Reform Legislation

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve Chabot (R-Westwood) today applauded House passage of the conference report to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Following the vote on H.R. 1, Chabot issued the following statement: “Today, the Republicans in the House followed through on our promise to the American people to pass real reform that simplifies the tax code, reduces taxes for the vast majority of ...

Chabot Statement on H.R. 27- Tax Code Termination Act

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With tax day approaching, millions of Americans are rushing to finish their taxes and grappling with the complexity of the tax code. So, I think today is a good day to remind them that it doesn’t have to be this way. Yesterday the Small Business Committee had two hearings about small businesses and the tax code. One had small business folks themselves, the other had the IRS Commissioner. The conc...

My plan to get government off the backs of our 28 million small businesses

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President Ronald Reagan once remarked, “Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.” Too often, Washington tries to tell America’s entrepreneurs how to run their lives and their businesses. As Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I am committed to getting government off the backs of America’s 28 million small businesses so they can do what they do best: create...

Chabot, Cincinnati Chamber Hold Roundtable Discussion on New Ozone Standards

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Congressman Steve Chabot (R-Westwood) and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce held a roundtable discussion on Monday focused on the EPA’s new ozone standards and their implications for the Cincinnati area. Participating in the discussion were representatives of a number of Cincinnati businesses. In 2008, the federal EPA issued a new ozone standard which would designate any area with oz...

Reauthorize Key Small Business Programs

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What do Sonicare toothbrushes, Roomba iRobots and 70 percent of the computer chips in today’s iPhones have in common? As a few of our witnesses told the House Small Business Committee earlier this month, they all began with small companies using the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, administered by the Small Business Administration (SB...

How Congress is Removing Obstacles for American Entrepreneurs

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How Congress Is Removing Obstacles For American Entrepreneurs By Chairman Steve Chabot March 7, 2016 I was recently reminded of an old story about Ohio’s legendary aviators, Wilbur and Orville Wright. The Wright Brothers hailed from just north of my district in Dayton and embodied the spirit of American entrepreneurship through their risk-taking, innovation and perseverance. When people asked the...

Chabot meets with Career Development Representatives

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Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting with representatives from two career and technical development centers from my district. Butler Tech and the Warren County Career Center help students become the skilled workers our economy depends on from medical assistants to police officers and mechanics. Thank you to both of them for coming to tell me more about their programs. Butler Tech in Cincinnati...

Innovation Nation: One Step Congress Can Take to Help Small Businesses

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SBIR/STTR Help Small Firms Get New, Life-Saving Technology to Market WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH) announced at a hearing that he will begin the process for reauthorizing two key programs administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help small firms perform research and development in the science and technology sectors. The Small ...

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