This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Cuba, India and the Disrupter Series

Members of the House of Representatives returned to Washington this week and have a number of hearings scheduled for the week ahead. The House Committee on Foreign Affairs explores opening the doors to trade with Cuba and expanding economic partnership with India. The Disrupter Series continues in the Energy and Commerce Committee with a hearing on digital currency and blockchain technology.

Meanwhile, in the Senate, the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hold a pair of hearings – on the reauthorization of the FCC and FAA as well as tackling the future of self-driving cars.

Other topics covered include: immigration, SBA performance, IANA transition and more. 

HOUSE

Trade with Cuba: Growth and Opportunities
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade
2255 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, Mar. 15
1:30 pm 

U.S.-India Relations: Democratic Partners of Economic Opportunity
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
2172 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, Mar. 15
2:00 pm 

Executive Overreach in Domestic Affairs Part I – Health Care and Immigration
House Committee on the Judiciary
2141 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, Mar. 15
10:00 am 

Disrupter Series: Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology
House Committee on Energy & Commerce
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade
2123 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, Mar. 16
11:00am 

The Semi-annual Report of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
House Committee on Financial Services
2128 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, Mar. 16
10:00 am 

SBA Management and Performance Challenges: The Inspector General’s Perspective
House Committee on Small Business
2360 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, Mar. 16
11:00 am 

An Overview of the Budget Proposal for the National Institute of Standards and Technology for Fiscal Year 2017
House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
Subcommittee on Research and Technology
2318 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, Mar. 16
10:00 am 

Privatizing the Internet Assigned Number Authority
House Committee on Energy & Commerce
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
2123 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, Mar. 17
10:15 am 

Risky Business: Effects of New Joint Employer Standards for Small Firms
House Committee on Small Business
Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations
2360 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, Mar. 17
10:00 am 

SENATE

Hands Off: The Future of Self-Driving Cars
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
253 Russell Senate Office Building
Tuesday, Mar. 15
2:30 pm 

FAA and FCC Reauthorization Bills, Nomination
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
253 Russell Senate Office Building
Wednesday, Mar. 16
10:00 am


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