House committee lays out priorities to ensure ‘real results’ for small businesses

The House Small Business Committee this week approved its fiscal 2018 Views and Estimates, a guideline for the upcoming congressional session and budget process that focuses on improved services for the small business community.

Among the committee’s priorities are oversight of certain programs, redirecting resources, and eliminating redundancies. The initiatives and programs often are duplicative of “longstanding small business outreach efforts,” are not reviewed, approved by the committee, nor are they properly assessed by SBA.

“I am confident that the overwhelming, bipartisan consensus of the Small Business Committee on these priorities, along with the new leadership at the Small Business Administration and at the White House, America’s 28 million small businesses will soon see their government step out of their way and allow them to do what they do best: create good jobs,” said Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) in a statement.

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