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Chabot, Gibbs Introduce Legislation to Help Communities Comply With Clean Water Requirements

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington – Congressman Steve Chabot (R-Westwood) today joined Congressman Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) in introducing H.R. 465, the Water Quality Improvement Act of 2017, which would help local communities comply with clean water requirements by fully implementing a federal, state and local community partnership. Additionally, the legislation incorporates Chabot’s proposal to create a pilot program to pro...

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

| Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements

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

| Posted in Opinion Pieces

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

| Posted in Press Releases

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

| Posted in Opinion Pieces

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

| Posted in Press Releases

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...

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