This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: President Obama’s Final Budget

This week, President Obama will release his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017 and administration officials are scheduled to testify on it at a number of committee hearings on both sides of Capitol Hill. Jack Lew, Secretary of Treasury, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and John Koskinen, Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, all make appearances in hearings this week. 

In addition, Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, makes a couple of appearances regarding monetary policy and the state of the U.S. economy – her first since an interest rate hike in December and everyone is hoping to hear more about Fed plans to increase rates throughout 2016. 

Other topics covered by committee hearings this week include: the Visa Waiver Program, export control reform, ‘midnight regulations’ from the Obama administration, scientific research and more.

HOUSE

Scientific Research in the National Interest Act (HR 3293)
House Committee on Rules
H-313 U.S. Capitol Building
Tuesday, Feb. 9
5:00 pm 

Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy
House Committee on Financial Services
2128 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, Feb. 10
10:00 am 

The President’s Waiver of Restrictions on the Visa Waiver Program
House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform
Subcommittee on National Security
Subcommittee on Government Operations
2154 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, Feb. 10
2:00 pm 

National Security and Law Enforcement: Breaking the New Visa Waiver Law to Appease Iran
House Committee on Homeland Security
311 Cannon HOB
Wednesday, Feb. 10
11:00 am 

Export Control Reform: Challenges for Small Business? (Part I)
House Committee on Small Business
Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade
2360 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, Feb. 10
10:00 am 

Midnight Regulations: Examining Executive Branch Overreach
House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
2318 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, Feb. 10
10:00 am 

Oversight of the Office of Advocacy and the Office of the National Ombudsman at the SBA
House Committee on Small Business
Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations
2360 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, Feb. 10
1:00 pm 

Is the Investor Visa Program and Underperforming Asset?
House Committee on the Judiciary
2141 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, Feb. 11
10:15 am 

Export Control Reform: Challenges for Small Business? (Part II)
House Committee on Small Business
Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade
2360 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, Feb. 11
10:00 am 

President Obama's Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2017
House Committee on Ways and Means
1100 Longworth HOB
Thursday, Feb. 11
10:00 am 

SENATE

Revenue Proposals in the Administrations Fiscal Year 2017 Budget
Senate Committee on Finance
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Wednesday, Feb. 10
10:30 am 

The President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget
Senate Committee on Finance
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Wednesday, Feb. 10
2:00 pm 

The Semiannual Monetary Report to Congress
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
538 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Thursday, Feb. 11
10:00 am

The President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget
Senate Committee on Finance
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Thursday, Feb. 11
10:00 am

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