This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: The Future of Internet Governance

The future of the internet gets a look on both sides of Capitol Hill this week. In the Senate, Fadi Chehade, CEO of ICANN—the organization responsible for managing the allocation of IP addresses and domains that underpin the internet—testifies before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation about transitioning internet governance away from government involvement. On the House side, the Energy and Commerce Committee discuss net neutrality and the FCC proposal for greater regulation of the internet as a public utility.

Meanwhile, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet will be defending the proposed FY 2016 budget before the House Small Business Committee which has been critical of several of the provisions.  And Fed Chair Janet Yellen also makes a couple of appearances this week regarding monetary policy and the state of the U.S. economy. 

Other topics covered by hearings include: immigration reform; patents, copyrights and intellectual property; the budget proposals for NSF and NIST; tax reform; space commerce; and more.

 

Fed Chair Janet Yellen makes appearances on both sides of Capitol Hill this week regarding monetary policy and the state of the U.S. economy.  Meanwhile, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet will be defending the proposed FY 2016 budget before the House Small Business Committee which has been critical of several of the provisions.  On the Senate side, Fadi Chehade, CEO of ICANN—the organization responsible for managing the allocation of IP addresses and domains that underpin the internet—testifies before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation about transitioning internet governance away from government involvement. Other topics covered by hearings include: immigration reform; patents, copyrights and intellectual property; the budget proposals for NSF and NIST; tax reform; space commerce; and more.

 

HOUSE

The SBA Budget for FY 2016: Does It Meet the Needs of America’s Small Businesses?
House Committee on Small Business
2360 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, February 25
2:00 pm
*Maria Contreras-Sweet

The Uncertain Future of the Internet
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
2322 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, February 25
10:30 am

The Uconstitutionality of Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration
House Committee on the Judiciary
2141 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, February 25
10:15 am

Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy
House Committee on Financial Services
HVC-210 House Visitors’ Center
Wednesday, February 25
10:00 am

Update: Patent Demand Letter Practices and Solutions
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade
2322 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, February 26
10:15 am

The U.S. Copyright Office: Its Functions and Resources
House Committee on the Judiciary
2141 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, February 26
1:30 pm

Overview of Budget Proposals for NSF and NIST for FY 2016
House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
Subcommittee on Research and Technology
2318 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, February 26
10:00 am

 

SENATE

Semi-annual Monetary Report to the Congress
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
106 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Tuesday, February 24
10:00 am

Tax Reform, Growth and Efficiency
Senate Committee on Finance
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Tuesday, February 24
10:00 am

U.S. Human Exploration Goals and Commercial Space Competitiveness
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness
253 Russell Senate Office Building
Tuesday, February 24
10:00 am

Preserving the Multistakeholder Model of Internet Governance
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
253 Russell Senate Office Building
Wednesday, February 25
10:00 am

Congress and U.S. Tariff Policy
Senate Committee on Finance
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Thursday, February 26
10:00 am

Categories

comments powered by Disqus
mark marich

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.