This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: FCC & Broadband Consumer Privacy

In an effort to better protect the privacy of internet users, the Federal Communications Commission has proposed a set of rules to govern how broadband and wireless internet providers handle your personal data. However, the proposal – which would transfer control from the Federal Trade Commission to the FCC – is not without its critics who claim that the rules would pose unnecessary burdens and do little but drive up costs.  This week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee take a look at the proposed privacy requirements and weigh the testimony of several experts on both sides of the issue.

On the Senate side this week, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee examines the National Labor Relations Board’s new joint employer standard that impacts new startups and small businesses that use staffing firms and other third-party companies to outsource some of their operations.

Other topics covered during this week include: SBIR/STTR reauthorization, immigration, cybersecurity, intellectual property and more. 

HOUSE

FCC Overreach: Examining the Proposed Privacy Rules
House Committee on Energy & Commerce
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
2123 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, June 14
10:15 am

Overstaying Their Welcome: National Security Risks Posed by Visa Overstays
House Committee on Homeland Security
Subcommittee on Border and Maritime
311 Cannon HOB
Tuesday, June 14
10:00 am 

Innovation in Solar Fuels, Electricity Storage, and Advanced Materials
House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
Subcommittee on Energy
2318 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, June 15
10:00 am 

The Need for Fiscal Goals
House Committee on the Budget
210 Cannon HOB
Wednesday, June 15
10:00 am 

The Cybersecurity Act of 2015: Industry Perspectives
House Committee on Homeland Security
311 Cannon HOB
Wednesday, June 15
10:00 am 

Examining 21st Century Programs and Strategies for Veteran Job Seekers
House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
334 Cannon HOB
Wednesday, June 15
2:00 pm 

SBIR / STTR Reauthorization: A Review of Technology Transfer
House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
Subcommittee on Research and Technology
2318 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, June 16
9:30 am 

SENATE

Energy Tax Policy in 2016 and Beyond
Senate Committee on Finance
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Tuesday, June 14
10:00 am 

Oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
538 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Tuesday, June 14
9:00 am 

Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Business in the Digital Age
Senate Committee on Finance
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Wednesday, June 15
2:00 pm 

Barriers to Education Globally: Getting Girls in the Classroom
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues
419 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Wednesday, June 15
10:00 am 

Keeping the American Dream Alive: The Challenge to Create Jobs Under the NLRB’s New Joint Employer Standard
Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
428A Russell Senate Office Building
Thursday, June 16
11:00 am

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