Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), the chairman of the House Small Business Committee, says small business owners are badly in need of regulatory relief and contends his committee is providing it in a bipartisan manner.

Graves describes five separate bills that have passed his committee and that he will seek to bundle together to secure full passage. He says the main thrust is to streamline the contracting process and make life easier for virtually all business owners.

“We want to give small businesses as much opportunity as we can,” Graves told WND.

But Graves also says there’s still a ton of uncertainty among business owners because of concerns related to the Obama health-care laws, the tax code and many new EPA regulations. Graves explains why most business owners are in a holding pattern before engaging in expansion or additional hiring.

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