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Hill Relaunches Entrepreneurship Caucus with Foster, Schweikert, Murphy, Veasey, and Chabot; Reintroduce Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. French Hill (R-AR) relaunched the bipartisan Entrepreneurship Caucus and reintroduced the Enhancing Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century Act as its first policy initiative for the 117th congress. In addition to Rep. Hill, the Caucus will be co-chaired by Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL), Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH), Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Congressm...

Ranking Member Chabot: It’s Time for Congress to Pass Small Business Relief

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WASHINGTON - Today, House Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH) spoke on the House floor in support of the small business provisions in the COVID relief package. Remarks as prepared for delivery: I thank the gentleman/gentlelady for yielding. Mr./Madam Speaker, for months now, our nation’s entrepreneurs and small business owners have been pleading for additional help from ...

Ranking Member Chabot’s Remarks on the Need to Restart the Paycheck Protection Program

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WASHINGTON - Today, House Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH) spoke on the House floor in support of reopening the Paycheck Protection Program and sending help to millions of small business owners and their employees. Remarks as prepared for delivery: I thank the gentleman/gentlelady for yielding. Mr./Madam Speaker, two weeks ago to the day, I spoke on this floor urging...

House Passes Four Bipartisan Small Business Bills

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WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed four Small Business Committee bipartisan bills that would enhance U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) lending and contracting programs. “As our nation’s small businesses remain in a precarious situation, it is critical that we ensure the federal government’s small business programs meet their needs,” said Committee Ranking Member S...

Chabot: Stop Playing Partisan Politics with Small Biz and Reopen PPP

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WASHINGTON – Today, House Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH) spoke on the House floor in support of reopening the Paycheck Protection Program and sending help to millions of small business owners and their employees. Remarks as prepared for delivery: I thank the gentleman for yielding. Madam Speaker, an important holiday is coming up next Saturday.Small Business Saturd...

NFIB Survey: Small Businesses Still Need Help

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WASHINGTON - Yesterday, the National Federation of Independent Business released the latest in a series of surveys on the small business impact of COVID-19. While the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has helped, most respondents have used all loan funds and indicate they will need help in the future. More than half expect they will need additional financial assistance in the next year. Three in ...

Food System Small Businesses Share Challenges, Pivots in Response to COVID-19

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WASHINGTON - Today, the House Committee on Small Business heard from small business owners and other witnesses on the impact of COVID-19 on the nation’s food system. “America’s food system has been hit particularly hard: our favorite restaurants were closed; meat sections were low at grocery stores; and many essentials were sold out. …Our nation’s food system is typically geared to meet commercia...

The Cincinnati Enquirer: Opinion: Paycheck Protection Program was a lifeline to businesses, families

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Back in March, as state after state closed nonessential businesses and implemented stay-at-home orders to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve, most everyone in Congress knew we had to act quickly to help the American people deal with the pandemic. Moreover, we knew if we didn’t act rapidly enough, we faced the potential of an economic catastrophe. As ranking member of the Hou...

Witnesses Discuss Modernization, Reducing Barriers as Elements of Small Business Recovery

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WASHINGTON– Today, the House Committee on Small Business heard from small business owners and experts on small business recovery during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. “…One of the consequences of this global pandemic is that our Main Streets are in very real danger of long-lasting damage, or in the worst cases, permanent closure. …We must be proactive and efficient in our attempts to not on...

Ranking Member Chabot Statement on PPP Extension

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WASHINGTON– Today, House Committee on Small Business Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH) issued the following statement on House passage of S. 4116, a bill that extends the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application period to August 8, 2020. “Passage of this bill is welcome news, especially as many small businesses continue to face an uphill climb on the road to economic recovery. This legislat...

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