This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Tax Day Means Talk of Reform

According to a 2014 poll by Gallup, more than half of the U.S. feels that their taxes are too high and a few weeks ago, the Senate approved a budget amendment that would repeal the 'Death Tax.' With Tax Day falling on Wednesday this week, several congressional committees are picking up the discussion of tax reform.

The House Small Business Committee will examine comprehensive tax reform that might enable young and small enterprises to create jobs and build the economy. Meanwhile, the House Rules Committee will cover a couple pieces of legislation to repeal the Death Tax – or Estate Tax depending on your political persuasion – and sales tax deductions.

Other topics covered by hearings include: patent infringement, immigration, health care, data security and more.

HOUSE

H.R. 9: The Innovation Act
House Committee on the Judiciary
2141 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, April 14
2:00 pm

Oversight of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
House Committee on the Judiciary
2141 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, April 14
10:00 am

H.R. 1105: Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015
House Committee on Rules
H-313 U.S. Capitol Building
Tuesday, April 14
3:00 pm

H.R. 622: State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015 
House Committee on Rules
H-313 U.S. Capitol Building
Tuesday, April 14
3:00 pm

Five Years of Broken Promises: How the President's Health Care Law is Affecting America's Workplaces 

House Committee on Education and the Workforce
Subcommittee on Help, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
2175 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, April 14
10:00 am

Markup: H.R. ____, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015
House Committee on Homeland Security
311 Cannon HOB
Tuesday, April 14
11:00am

Tax Reform: Ensuring that Main Street Isn't Left Behind
House Committee on Small Business
2360 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, April 15
11:00 am

Budget Hearing: Immigration and Customs Enforcement
House Committee on Appropriations
2362-A Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, April 15
10:00 am

Budget Hearing: Securities and Exchange Commission
House Committee on Appropriations
2359 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, April 15
10:00 am

H.R. ___, the Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters Act (TROL Act)
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade
2123 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, April 16
11:00 am

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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.