Outside of Ohio, Steve Chabot’s name may not mean much to small business owners.
However, he may soon be one of their most influential representatives in Washington.
Rep. Chabot (R) is the most likely candidate to replace Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) as chairman of the House Small Business Committee at the end of the year, according to a congressional staffer familiar with the discussions. Graves will be stepping down in accordance with self-imposed six-year term limits agreed to by all House Republicans.