This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Tax Credits and the Internet of Things

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An extension of tax credits that benefit entrepreneurs and small business owners is up for consideration in Congress this week. America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015 (H.R. 636) would make permanent earlier provisions that allow owners to expense up to $500,000 of investments in new equipment and property.

Meanwhile, the Senate Committee on Science, Commerce and Transportation takes a look at the Internet of Things -- the connection and control of common devices through the internet -- and how changes currently under consideration by government agencies could slow the pace of innovation. Featured witnesses representing Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Intel, the Center for Democracy & Technology, OnFarm and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University will be on hand.

Other topics covered by hearings include: immigration reform, intellectual property, advanced manufacturing, tax reform and more.

HOUSE

H.R.636 - America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015
House Committee on Rules
H-313 U.S. Capitol Building
Tuesday, Feb. 10
5:00 pm

Interior Immigration Enforcement Legislation
House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
2141 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, Feb. 11
1:00 pm

Examining Recent Supreme Court Cases in the Patent Arena
House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
2141 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, Feb. 12
1:00 pm

Contracting and the Industrial Base
House Committee on Small Business
2360 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, Feb. 12

SENATE

Getting to Yes on Tax Reform: What Lessons Can Congress Learn from the Tax Reform Act of 1986?
United States Senate Committee on Finance
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Tuesday, Feb. 10
10:00 am

Keeping Goods Moving
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security
253 Russell Senate Office Building
Tuesday, Feb. 10
10:00 am

Ambushed: How the NLRB’s New Election Rule Harms Employers & Employees
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
430 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Wednesday, Feb. 11
9:30 am

The Connected World: Examining the Internet of Things
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
253 Russell Senate Office Building
Wednesday, Feb. 11
10:00 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.