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The Employee Health Care Protection Act Protects Small Businesses and Their Employees

Posted in Sep, 15th, 2014 News & Views, SBS in DC by AMAC Small Business Solutions

from – SmallBusiness.house.gov House Small Business Committee Sam Graves (R-MO) today released the following statement on House passage of the Employee Health Care Protection Act (HR 3522), which would give Americans in the group insurance market the opportunity to keep their policies in 2014 through 2019 and also give small businesses and their workers the…

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Small Business Impact On November Mid-Term Elections

Posted in Sep, 7th, 2014 News & Views, SBS in DC by Pam Smith

from Forbes – by Jim Blasingame – Regardless of political party, history informs that the mid-term election in a second term has rarely been fun for any president. Consequently, President Obama’s party isn’t supposed to do well this November. But with a Republicans House majority and Democrat control of the Senate now in jeopardy, this…

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Curb the Appetite of Federal Regulators

Posted in Sep, 5th, 2014 News & Views, SBS in DC by AMAC Small Business Solutions

By – Mark Norris and Douglas Henry   If this doesn’t take the cake!   The Tennessee Board of Education now finds it necessary to limit the number of bake sales a school may hold to no more than 30 per year. The reason? The federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. That’s right. Federal…

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House of Representatives Passage of HR 4435 the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2015 contains Four Small Business Contracting Amendments.

Posted in Aug, 20th, 2014 SBS in DC by AMAC Small Business Solutions

The contracting amendments offered to the NDAA are common-sense reforms that will provide opportunities for small companies trying to break into the federal marketplace. These amendments address many of the barriers created due to the federal procurement system’s bureaucracy and inefficiency. Increases the small business prime contracting goal from 23% to 25% and establishes a…

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Federal Government Finally Reaches Small Business Contracting Goal

Posted in Aug, 1st, 2014 SBS in DC by AMAC Small Business Solutions 1

House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) released the following statement on the release of the Small Business Administration (SBA) FY 2013 Small Business Contracting Scorecard, showing that for the first time since 2005, the federal government reached the government-wide 23 percent goal for small business contracting: “For the first time in eight years, the…

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Senate Small Business and Entreprenuers Committee Chair Cantwell Introduces Legislation to Close the Gender Gap for Women Entrepreneurs

Posted in Jul, 31st, 2014 SBS in DC by AMAC Small Business Solutions

U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, joined Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and John Walsh (D-MT) in introducing legislation aimed at giving women entrepreneurs equal treatment when it comes to starting and growing their own businesses. The “Women’s Small…

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House Small Business Committee Chairman Graves Again Calls on EPA to Withdraw ‘Waters’ Rule

Posted in Jul, 30th, 2014 SBS in DC by AMAC Small Business Solutions

The House Small Business Committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), today conducted an oversight hearing to determine whether the Environmental Protection Agency is assessing the impacts of its rules on small businesses as required by law. The Committee examined the EPA’s failure to assess the economic impacts of both the recently issued…

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Small Agriculture Businesses Advocate For New SBA Size Standard Size Standard Said To Be Outdated And Inequitable

Posted in Jul, 24th, 2014 SBS in DC by AMAC Small Business Solutions

‘Said To Be Outdated And Inequitable’ The House Small Business Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade, under the chairmanship of Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO), held a hearing to examine the small business size standard for agricultural businesses. The purpose of the hearing was to determine whether the current standard accurately reflects the structural and economic…

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House Small Business Committee Examines Onerous Licensing Barriers for Entrepreneurs

Posted in Jul, 16th, 2014 SBS in DC by AMAC Small Business Solutions

FTC Official Testifies about Enforcement of Anti-Trust Laws to Promote Competition The House Small Business Committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), examined the barriers that certain state licensing requirements impose on entrepreneurs and individuals seeking economic opportunity, and how the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can utilize advocacy and enforcement of federal anti-trust…

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House Committee Chairmen Urge Labor Secretary Perez To Reverse Davis-Bacon Decision

Posted in Jul, 11th, 2014 SBS in DC by AMAC Small Business Solutions

No DOL Analysis Conducted Before Unilateral Decision House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) joined House Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline (R-MN) and Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) to urge Labor Secretary Thomas Perez to reverse the Department’s decision to unilaterally extend the Davis-Bacon Act requirements to survey technicians due to inadequate…

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