Monday Mar 3
House ethics board drives transparency, controversy
Five years ago today , Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., welcomed a witness to a House Small Business Committee hearing and launched a new era of ethics investigations in Congress.
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Fri Feb 28, 2014
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Additional Filings Announced
A second candidate has filed for Grundy County Prosecutor Attorney as filings for the Aug. 5 Primary Election continue.
Federal Computer Week
Two bills look to give small business an edge in contracting
House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves, R-Mo., has two new bills to boost small businesses' chances to compete for federal contracts.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
The Daily Caller
Report: Two-thirds of small business employees to see Obamacare premium hikes
Obamacare is once again under fire after federal estimates that health insurance premiums will increase for 11 million people who work for small businesses, according to a report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services .
Mon Feb 24, 2014
At Long Last, the Government Is Poised to Meet Its Small Business Contracting Goal
Mazel tov, federal contracting officers: For the first time since 2005, the government appears set to reach its goal of awarding 23 percent of federal contracts to small businesses.
CCAGW Opposes Rep. Gravesa Medicare Oversight Bill, Urges Members Not to Co-Sponsor
RACs have recovered $7.6 billion in improper overpayments since fiscal year 2010 and extended the life of the troubled Medicare Trust Fund.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
Detroit Free Press
House votes to curb FAA move on overweight pilots
The House voted Tuesday to slow down the Federal Aviation Administration's effort to start testing overweight pilots and air-traffic controllers for sleep disorders.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
Small companies bemoan barriers to wireless
Government regulations and a scarcity of bandwidth are two of the biggest problems that small businesses run into when trying to take advantage of new technology, executives and analysts told House lawmakers on Tuesday.
Fleet Owner Magazine
Bill to radically devolve highway funding headed nowhere
TEA's co-sponsors contend bill would "open up America's transportation system to greater local control, better targeted projects, and a more efficient way to maintain and improve the nation's infrastructure."
Sat Feb 08, 2014
Packed house discusses future of KCI
Citizens of all ages from near and far attended Congressman Sam Graves' public forum Monday late afternoon at the Riverside City Hall regarding the future of the Kansas City International Airport located in Platte County.
Thu Feb 06, 2014
Study: Small biz health costs have doubled under Obama
The report from the National Small Business Association surveyed 780 small business owners and found that healthcare cost increases are preventing many companies from growing.
Wed Feb 05, 2014
Bill would require Tricare to cover breast-feeding expenses
Tricare would cover the cost of breast-feeding equipment, support and counseling for new moms who want to nurse their babies under a bill introduced by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.