Steve Chabot

Steve Chabot
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Summary

Current Position: US Representative
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2020 US Senator

Congressman Steve Chabot has proudly served Ohio’s First Congressional District for 20 years. A lifelong Cincinnatian, Steve previously served as a Cincinnati City Councilman and Hamilton County Commissioner for five years each prior to being elected to Congress in 1994.

While in Congress, Steve has also helped lead efforts to reduce the regulatory burden on America’s small businesses, and to combat the opioid epidemic. He is an outspoken defender of the rights of the unborn, most importantly having authored the ban on the practice of partial-birth abortions.

About

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Source: Government page

Congressman Steve Chabot has proudly served Ohio’s First Congressional District for 24 years. A lifelong Cincinnatian, Steve previously served as a Cincinnati City Councilman and Hamilton County Commissioner for five years each prior to being elected to Congress in 1994.

Since becoming a Member of Congress, Congressman Chabot has served on the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on Small Business and the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Congressman Chabot currently serves as the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Small Business. He has also served as: Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business from 2015-2018;  Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution from 2001-2006; Ranking Member on the Small Business Committee from 2007-2008; Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia from 2011-2012; and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific from 2013-2014.

Steve continues to fight wasteful government spending in Congress, where he is one of the leading advocates for fiscal responsibility. He has consistently voted to eliminate wasteful spending and reduce the excessive tax burden on hard-working Americans. Nonpartisan taxpayer advocacy groups such as Citizens Against Government Waste, the Concord Coalition and the National Taxpayers Union have time and again rated him as one of the most taxpayer friendly members of Congress.

While in Congress, Steve has also helped lead efforts to reduce the regulatory burden on America’s small businesses, and to combat the opioid epidemic. He is an outspoken defender of the rights of the unborn, most importantly having authored the ban on the practice of partial-birth abortions.

In January 1999, Congressman Chabot served as one of 13 House Managers during the Senate impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, where he received praise for his even-handed and thoughtful approach to the trial.

Steve graduated from LaSalle High School in 1971, and earned his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary four years later. After college, he returned to Cincinnati to teach at St. Joseph’s School in the West End, while studying at Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law in the evening.

Steve and his wife, Donna, live in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Westwood. They have two children, Erica and Randy, and are the proud grandparents of Reed and Keira Noelle.

Experience

Work Experience

  • Served as a U.S. Representative from Ohio
    1995 to 2009
  • Commisioner
    Hamilton County, Ohio
    1990 to 1994

Education

Personal

Birth Year: 1953
Place of Birth: Cincinnati, OH
Gender: Male
Race(s): Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
Spouse: Donna Chabot
Children: Erica Chabot, Randy Chabot

Contact

Email:

Offices

Washington D.C. Office
2408 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2216
Fax: (202) 225-3012

Warren County Office
11 South Broadway
Lebanon, OH 45036
Phone: (513) 421-8704
Fax: (513) 421-8722

Cincinnati Office
441 Vine Street, Rm. 3003
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 684-2723
Fax: (513) 421-8722

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia

Politics

Recent Elections

2018 US Representative

Steve Chabot (R)154,40951.3%
Aftab Purevel (D)141,11846.9%
Dirk Kubala (L)5,3391.8%
TOTAL300,866

Source: Ballotpedia

Finances

CHABOT, STEVEN J has run in 6 races for public office, winning 5 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $8,259,812.

 

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

House Committee on Small Business
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
House Committee on the Judiciary

Subcommittees

Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism
Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Congress.gov

Issues

Governance

BUDGET, DEBT, AND SPENDING

Spending is out-of-control in Washington, and has been for quite some time.  Each day, we add to our national debt by spending a lot more than the IRS collects in taxes.  As this debt burden continues to grow – it’s now about $20 trillion – we must remember that it will be handed down to our children and grandchildren.  Just as families and businesses balance their own checkbooks, the federal government should be expected to do the same.

I believe that it is critical that lawmakers do everything possible to root out wasteful spending from the federal budget, reduce spending overall, and promote policies that will grow our economy.  In my opinion, one way to help tackle this problem is a constitutional amendment to ensure that future Congresses cannot spend money they do not have.

Economy

Economy, Jobs & Regulation

Revitalizing our economy and putting Americans back to work is my top priority in Washington. Unfortunately, families and small businesses are struggling.  We need to get Americans back to work, and in order to do that, the federal government must not stifle job growth.

With this in mind, it is imperative that Congress pursue pro-growth policies that empower the private sector and limit the size and scope of the federal government.  And we need to support policies that remove obstacles to job creation, including simplifying our complex tax code, ensuring better access to capital, reducing our debt and deficit, and stopping unnecessary federal regulations that are likely to do more harm than good.

Throughout my time in Congress, I have served on the House Committee on Small Business and currently serve as its Chairman.  To see the work I have done to support America’s small businesses, please visit the Committee’s website.

Small Business

Small businesses are the backbone of American’s economy.  Our nation’s 29 million small businesses create six out of every ten new jobs, make up the vast majority of exporters and employ about half of all private-sector employees.

Throughout my time in Congress, I have served on the House Committee on Small Business, where I have had the privilege to champion America’s entrepreneurs.  Currently, I serve as the Chairman of the Committee.  To find out more about the numerous efforts I am leading to strengthen the small business community and the American economy, please visit the Committee’s website.

Education

Education

As a former teacher, I understand that every child in America deserves access to a quality education.  During my time in Congress, I have made it a priority to see that states and localities are given the flexibility and tools needed to prepare students for success in the global economy.

I believe strongly that decisions on how to best educate our children should be made by parents, teachers, and local communities.  That way, our education resources can be focused on helping children get the support they need, instead of being consumed complying with costly mandates from Washington.

Health Care

Health Care

It is critical that Americans have access to quality, affordable health care.  Among the important issues before Congress, Americans consistently consider access to reliable health care for themselves and their loved ones at, or near, the top.  Sadly, although many Americans received coverage through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), often called Obamacare, this law has also made premiums unaffordable and reduced health care options for millions of others. We can do better.

I believe Congress has been given a clear mandate to repeal and replace the ACA, and I have consistently supported doing so.  As the health care debate unfolds, I will continue to work to make health care affordable and accessible to all Americans.

Social Security & Medicare

Social Security and Medicare provide critical benefits to more than 50 million Americans.  Our seniors deserve our respect and our gratitude, and we must protect the benefits they earned by paying into both systems.

My mother and my mother-in-law are now receiving the benefits they earned, just like millions of other hardworking Americans.  As such, I understand firsthand that seniors rely on both of these programs to meet their daily living and health care expenses.  Seniors should have the peace of mind that they will see a return on the investments made throughout their lifetime, and so, I have serious concerns about any reform proposals for either program that would reduce benefits for current beneficiaries.

Infrastructure

Energy

America has been blessed with abundant energy resources.  Our prosperity depends on reducing our dependence on foreign sources of energy and tapping our resources here at home.  In order to move to true energy independence, we must explore the many available domestic energy resources in an environmentally-friendly manner.

I am a supporter of an “all of the above” approach to energy production, including fully developing our own sources of energy and making sure that we don’t slow down the development of new energy production with needless regulation

Social Security

Veterans

Veterans

We owe our veterans a tremendous debt of gratitude, because it is through their dedication and sacrifices that America remains safe and free.  There is not enough we can do to repay the brave men and women in our country’s armed forces for the sacrifices they have made.  I am humbled to be their representative and advocate in Washington.

Our priorities in Washington must reflect our dedication to supporting those who have served our country.  That is why I am a strong supporter of legislation and funding efforts that ensure veterans have access to medical care, education, and financial services.  And throughout my time in Congress, I have also supported numerous measures to give our veterans more choices, improve accountability at the VA, and cut down on its backlog.

In keeping with his support for Veterans, Congressman Steve Chabot is a sponsor of the following:

H.R. 499, the Service-Disabled Veterans Small Business Continuation Act (116th Congress)

Congressman Steve Chabot also supported the following major pieces of legislation passed by the House:

S. 2372, the VA MISSION Act (signed into law in the 115th Congress)

H.R. 1381, the Burn Pit Registry Enhancement Act (116th Congress)

Congressman Steve Chabot is also a co-sponsor of the following legislation:

H.R. 203, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act (116th Congress)

H.R. 553, the Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act (116th Congress)

H.R. 628, the WINGMAN Act (116th Congress)

H.R. 1424, the Fallen Warrior Battlefield Cross Memorial Act (116th Congress)

H.R. 1615, the VA-SBA Act (116th Congress)

Foreign Policy & Trade

Since I was first elected to Congress, I have had the opportunity to serve on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.  And I have long served on its Asia-Pacific and Middle East and North Africa Subcommittees.

An engaged American foreign policy is a vital part of our success on the world stage.  International cooperation helps achieve our national security objectives through our military alliances and through less formal channels.  Defeating the Islamic State (ISIS), preventing Iran or North Korea from threatening the world with nuclear weapons, and ensuring that countries like Russia and China do not infringe on the territorial sovereignty of their neighbors requires continued communication with our allies abroad.

Trade is also a vital part of foreign policy.  Fairly negotiated trade deals open new markets for American exports and give our small businesses new customers.  These agreements also bring down prices for American consumers.  They must also be properly negotiated to ensure that they put American workers and exporters on a level playing field with foreign competitors.

Protecting the Unborn

Government has an obligation to protect the safety of the most vulnerable among us.  I believe that life begins at conception, and I will continue to support the rights of the unborn.

I have cosponsored numerous bills aimed at protecting and furthering the right to life throughout my time in Congress.  One of my proudest moments was the passage of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003.  That important legislation, which I authored, put an end to the heinous practice of partially delivering an infant only as a means to kill him or her.  I am also committed to supporting and expanding important legal protections for doctors and other health care providers who refuse to perform abortion procedures to which they are morally opposed.

News

News Posts

Ranking Member Chabot and Committee Members Hear from SBA Resource Partners on COVID-19 Response
Government page – May 7, 2020

WASHINGTON– Today, the House Committee on Small Business held a virtual forum with representatives from SBA resource partners on their response to COVID-19, or coronavirus.

“Many women and minority-owned small businesses faced significant structural challenges in establishing and maintaining their companies before the onset of COVID-19. As a result, these small businesses require additional support to utilize resources effectively,”said Ranking Member Steve Chabot (R-OH).“I commend the recent launch of online resources by America’s SBDCs, Association of Women’s Business Centers, SCORE, the Minority Business Development Agency, and Veterans Business Outreach Centers. These websites and other outreach efforts provide opportunities to connect struggling small businesses to critical funding and resources.”

During the forum, resource partners reported a significant increase in requests for assistance and information on small business relief programs – in some cases up to 10 times the volume of an equivalent period during a typical year.

They highlighted the resilience of small businesses that are adapting by producing necessary supplies and moving to online platforms. In addition, they relayed a need for increased clarity on guidance for federal programs.

Participants included:

Mr. Charles “Tee” Rowe, President and CEO, America’s Small Business Development Centers, Arlington, VA
Ms. Corinne Hodges, CEO, Association of Women’s Business Centers, Washington, DC
Ms. Bridget Weston, Acting CEO, The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE), Herndon, VA
Ms. Linda Womack, Director, Minority Business Development Agency, Tacoma-Business Center, Tacoma, WA
Ms. Amy Amoroso, Director, Veterans Business Outreach Center for NY, NJ, PR, and the USVI, Watervliet, NY

Twitter

Videos

Speeches

Congressman Chabot’s Floor Speech: Impeachment
Congressman Steve Chabot
Published on December 18, 2019
By: Congressman Steve Chabot

Other Videos

WATCH: Rep. Steve Chabot’s full questioning of GOP counsel | Trump impeachment hearings
PBS Newshour
Published on December 9, 2019
By: PBS Newshour

Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, questioned Republican counsel Stephen Castor on Dec. 9. Democratic counsel Daniel Goldman was also a witness, but Chabot didn’t ask him questions. Chabot’s questioning came during a House Judiciary Committee hearing that is part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The Judiciary and Intelligence committees have led the probe, hearing testimony from witnesses and legal experts about Trump’s conduct. House lawmakers are currently drafting the articles of impeachment, on which House lawmakers are anticipated to vote in the coming weeks. The impeachment case has revolved around a July 25 phone call in which Trump asked the president of Ukraine to investigate former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

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