This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Technology Tops List

twiep techWith members of Congress returning to Washington after the Fourth of July festivities in their home states and districts, technology seems to be the theme of the week ahead.


The House Committee on Energy and Commerce examines Internet Governance Progress After ICANN 53 – with a keen eye specifically on the transition of “key Internet functions from the United States to the multistakeholder community.” In late June, the House and Senate approved legislation ensuring congressional oversight over the transition.


Meanwhile, cyber crime and security are on the agenda on both sides of Capitol Hill. The Senate Judiciary Committee conducts a pair of hearings on Wednesday to examine “Modernizing our Legal Framework for the Information Age” and the “Encryption, Technology and the Balance Between Public Safety and Privacy.” The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology asks, “Is the OPM Data Breach the Tip of the Iceberg?”


Other topics covered by hearings and meetings in the week ahead include America’s long term fiscal picture, a review on Dodd-Frank, health care challenges and opportunities for small businesses, entrepreneurship training for veterans and the SBA disaster loan program.



HOUSE


Internet Governance Progress After ICANN 53

House Committee on Energy and Commerce

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

2123 Rayburn HOB

Wednesday, July 8

10:00 am


Is the OPM Data Breach the Tip of the Iceberg?

House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

Subcommittee on Research and Technology

Subcommittee on Oversight

2318 Rayburn HOB

Wednesday, July 8

2:00pm


The Calm Before the Storm: Oversight of SBA's Disaster Loan Program

House Committee on Small Business

2360 of the Rayburn HOB

Wednesday, July 8

11:00 am


A Review of VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity

334 Cannon HOB

Wednesday, July 8

2:00pm


The Dodd-Frank Act Five Years Later: Are We More Stable?

House Committee on Financial Services

2128 Rayburn HOB

Thursday, July 9

10:00 am



SENATE


Small Business Health Care Challenges and Opportunities

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security

430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Tuesday, July 7

2:00 pm


Technologies Transforming Transportation: Is the Government Keeping Up?

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security

253 Russell Senate Office Building

Tuesday, July 7

10:00 am


Going Dark: Encryption, Technology, and the Balance Between Public Safety and Privacy

Senate Committee on the Judiciary

226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Wednesday, July 8

10:00 am


Cyber Crime: Modernizing our Legal Framework for the Information Age

Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism

226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Wednesday, July 8

2:15 pm


Understanding America’s Long-Term Fiscal Picture

Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Thursday, July 9

10:00 am

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