This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Venture Exchanges for Startups

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With the House of Representatives on recess this week, it is a somewhat quieter week ahead in Washington. However, there are still several Senate committee hearings that are of interest.

Leading the way is a hearing on venture exchanges that would encourage more startups and small companies to go public, creating a special place where they could trade shares under relaxed federal regulations. Representatives from Andreessen Horowitz, NYSE, NASDAQ and the SEC will testify before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.
 
Other topics covered by hearings include: tax reform, temporary visa waivers, antitrust laws related to music licensing, and a balanced budget.

SENATE

Venture Exchanges and Small-Cap Companies
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment
538 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Tuesday, March 10
10:00 am

Tax Complexity, Compliance, and Administration: The Merits of Simplification in Tax Reform
Senate Committee on Finance
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Tuesday, March 10
10:00 am

How Much For a Song?: The Antitrust Decrees that Govern the Market for Music
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
226 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Tuesday, March 10
10:00 am

The Better Way: Benefits of a Balanced Budget
Senate Committee on the Budget
608 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Wednesday, March 11
Time TBA

Visa Waiver Program: Implications for U.S. National Security
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
342 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Thursday, March 12
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.