This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: The 2015 Economic Report of the President

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Most eyes on Capitol Hill this week are focused on the appearance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the funding the Department of Homeland Security – for longer than the current one-week stopgap agreed to last week. However, there are a number of hearings of interest to followers of the entrepreneurial economy.  Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, presents The Economic Report of the President before the Joint Economic Committee on Wednesday. And after all the noise last week about net neutrality, the FCC’s FY 2016 budget is the topic of conversation for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Meanwhile, Congressman Chabot and the House Small Business Committee explore the “State of Small Business and Entrepreneurship” and ways to improve capital access programs of the SBA.

Other topics covered by hearings include: fairness in taxation, cyber-security, immigration and energy.

JOINT

The Economic Report of the President
Joint Economic Committee
106 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Wednesday, March 4
2:30 pm

HOUSE

Understanding the Cyber Threat and Implications for the 21st Century Economy
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
2322 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, March 3
2:00 pm

Reauthorization of the FCC: The FCC’s FY 2016 Budget Request
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
2322 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, March 4
10:30 am

Building an Opportunity Economy: State of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
House Committee on Small Business
2360 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, March 4
11:00 am

Improving Capital Access Programs within the SBA
House Committee on Small Business
Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access
2360 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, March 5
10:00 am

SENATE

How Small Businesses Are Supporting America’s Energy Renaissance
Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Field Hearing: Lake Charles, LA
Monday, March 2
1:30 pm

Fairness in Taxation
Senate Committee on Finance
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Tuesday, March 3
9:00 am

Oversight of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Ensuring Agency Priorities Comply with the Law
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest
226 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Tuesday, March 3
2:30 pm

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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.