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Congress gets back into full swing this week with a collection of committee hearings on Capitol Hill. The House Small Business Committee has a couple of hearings of interest -- first reviewing the proposed SBA budget for 2015 and then exploring the negative impact occupational licensing has on entrepreneurship and jobs. Other topics covered include: a possible end to the Fed's quantitative easing program, the proposed 2015 budget request for science agencies, bankruptcy reform, cyber security, the international financial system, quantitative easing and improving access to power throughout Africa. 


Unwinding Quantitative Easing: How the Fed Should Promote Stable Prices, Economic Growth, and Job Creation
Joint Economic Committee
216 Hart Senate Office Building
Wednesday, March 26
2:00 pm


SBA Views and Estimates
House Committee on Small Business
2360 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, March 25
1:00 pm

Exploring Chapter 11 Reform: Corporate and Financial Institution Insolvencies; Treatment of Derivatives 
House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law
2237 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, March 26
4:00 pm

Barriers to Opportunity: Do Occupational Licensing Laws Unfairly Limit Entrepreneurship and Jobs?
House Committee on Small Business
Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce
2360 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, March 26
10:00 am

The Annual Testimony of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of the International Financial System
House Committee on Financial Services
2128 Rayburn HOB 
Wednesday, March 26
10:30 am

A Review of the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request for Science Agencies
House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
2318 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, March 26
10:00 am


Protecting Personal Consumer Information from Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
253 Russell Senate Office Building
Wednesday, March 26
2:30 pm

Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships to Reduce Cyber Risks to Our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure
Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Government Affairs
342 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Wednesday, March 26
10:00 am

Powering Africa’s Future: Examining the Power Africa Initiative
U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on African Affairs
419 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Thursday, March 27
10:30 am


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