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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...

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...

Making International Trade Work for Small Business

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WASHINGTON – Members of the U.S. House Committee on Small Business pressed officials from the Departments of State and Commerce today about the challenges small firms are facing in navigating the Obama Administration’s Export Control Reform Initiative (ECRI). Today’s hearing was the second in a two-part series where Administration officials were asked to respond to problems identified by small bu...

Why I Oppose the Iran Nuclear Deal

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A couple of years ago, regarding nuclear negotiations with Iran, Secretary of State John Kerry said, “No deal is better than a bad deal.” Now, Secretary Kerry informs us that we as a nation have “a choice between” the deal the Obama Administration reached with Iran or “war and military action.” So, what happened to walking away from the negotiations if we couldn’t reach a deal with favorable terms...

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