This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Growing Business, Not Bureaucracy

twiep techThis week, the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee will hold a hearing on “Encouraging Entrepreneurship: Growing Business, Not Bureaucracy” and hear from witnesses representing academia, startup accelerators / VCs, corporates and the financial industry.

On the House side, the Energy and Commerce Committee continues its “Disruptor Series” with a look at health care apps and trends in the broader mobile health and telemedicine market. Meanwhile, the Financial Services Committee looks at FinTech (financial technology) and how marketplace lenders use online lending platforms and underwriting algorithms to provide affordable and broad access to credit. Over the last year, several federal regulatory agencies have turned their attention to this marketplace and the hearing will assess the development of the FinTech market, the current regulatory structure and recent policy developments.

On the Senate side, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee take a closer look at “How Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors Fund Entrepreneurs and Startup Companies.”

Other topics covered by hearings this week include: oversight of the FCC, regulatory enforcement, digital trade and exports, retirement security and more.

JOINT

Encouraging Entrepreneurship: Growing Business Not Bureaucracy
Joint Economic Committee
216 Hart Senate Office Building
Tuesday, July 12
2:00 pm  

HOUSE 

Examining the Opportunities and Challenges with Financial Technology (“FinTech”): The Development of Online Marketplace Lending
House Committee on Financial Services
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
2128 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, July 12
2:00 pm 

Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
2123 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, July 12
10:15 am 

Making a Financial Choice: More Capital or More Government Control?
House Committee on Financial Services
2128 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, July 12
10:00 am 

Executive Overreach in Regulatory Enforcement and Infrastructure
House Committee on the Judiciary
Executive Overreach Task Force
2237 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, July 12
3:00 pm 

Ready for Liftoff: The Importance of Small Businesses in the NASA Supply Chain
House Committee on Small Business
Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade
2360 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, July 12
11:00 am 

Disruptor Series: Health Care Apps
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade
2322 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, July 13
10:15 am 

Expanding U.S. Digital Trade and Eliminating Barriers to U.S. Digital Exports
House Committee on Ways and Means
Subcommittee on Trade
1100 Longworth HOB
Wednesday, July 13
10:00 am 

Restoring the Trust for Americans At or Near Retirement
House Committee on the Budget
210 Cannon HOB
Wednesday, July 13
9:30 am 

Evaluating FDIC’s Response to Major Data Breaches: Is the FDIC Safeguarding Consumers’ Banking Information?
House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
2318 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, July 14
10:00 am 

Modernizing Social Security’s Information Technology Infrastructure
House Committee on Ways and Means
Subcommittee on Social Security
B-318 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, July 14
10:00 am 

SENATE

How Will the FCC’s Proposed Privacy Regulations Affect Consumers and Competition?
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
253 Russell Senate Office Building
Tuesday, July 12
10:00 am 

Searching for Capital: How Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors Fund Entrepreneurs and Startup Companies
Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
428A Russell Senate Office Building
Thursday, July 14
10:00 am 

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