This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Cromnibus, Immigration and Stupidity

Several hot-button issues come into focus this week in Washington. All eyes are on the “CRomnibus” – the hybrid continuing resolution and omnibus package that would temporarily fund the federal government – and just how Republicans and Democrats will agree to avoid another government shutdown. The argument is tied to President Obama’s executive order on immigration and that issue is the main topic of Judiciary Committee hearings in the House and Senate this week. Not to be overlooked, Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economics professor that made comments about the “stupidity of the American voter” helping pass of the Affordable Care Act, will be testifying in front of the House Oversight Committee about the fiasco and the “transparency failures” that went along with it. Other topics covered this week include: drones, cybersecurity, the future of nuclear energy and retirement security.



Examining ObamaCare Transparency Failures
House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform
2154 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, December 9
9:30 am

The Impact on Local Communities of the Release of Unaccompanied Minors & the Need for Consultation and Notification
House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
2141 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, December 10
2:00 pm

U.S. Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Integration, Oversight, and Competitiveness
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
2167 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, December 10
10:00 am

The Future of Nuclear Energy
House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
Subcommittee on Energy
2318 Rayburn HOB
December 11
10:00 am



Social Security: Is a Key Foundation of Economic Security Working for Women?
Senate Committee on Finance
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Tuesday, December 9
10:00 am

Keeping Families Together: The President’s Executive Action On Immigration And The Need To Pass Comprehensive Reform
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
226 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Wednesday, December 10
2:30 pm

Cybersecurity: Enhancing Coordination to Protect the Financial Sector
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
538 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Wednesday, December 10
10:00 am


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Mark Marich

Mark Marich is the executive vice president of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Since 1998, Marich has provided communications leadership on several national initiatives and more than 100 public forums covering a wide range of policy issues, including: entrepreneurial growth & economic development; health care; renewable energy; telecommunications; regulatory reform; and, workforce development.