This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Stimulating Startup Capital, Easing Regulatory Burdens

The House Committee on Financial Services will examine a number of “legislative proposals to enhance capital formation and reduce regulatory burdens” at a hearing at the House Visitors’ Center on Wednesday.  Included are:

H.R. 432, the “Small Business Investment Company Advisers Relief Act of 2015”

H.R. 686, the “Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2015”

H.R. 1317, a bill to amend the Commodity Exchange Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to specify how clearing requirements apply to certain affiliate transactions, and for other purposes

H.R. 1334, the “Holding Company Registration Threshold Equalization Act of 2015”

H.R. 1525, the “Disclosure Modernization and Simplification Act of 2015”

H.R. 1675, the “Encouraging Employee Ownership Act of 2015”

H.R. 1723, the “Small Business Freedom and Growth Act of 2015”

H.R. 1839, the “Reforming Access for Investments in Startup Enterprises Act of 2015”

H.R. 1847, the “Swap Data Repository and Clearinghouse Indemnification Correction Act”

H.R. 1965, the “Small Company Disclosure Simplification Act”

H.R. 1975, a bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the Securities Exchange Commission to refund or credit excess payments made to the Commission

H.R. ____, the “Improving Access to Capital for Emerging Growth Companies Act”

Meanwhile, in the Senate, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee tackles the latest constitutional test of Obamacare and what Congress can do to protect small businesses if the Supreme Court rules against it.

Other topics covered by currently scheduled hearings this week include: encryption technology, renewable energy, immigration, and medical innovation.


Legislative Proposals to Enhance Capital Formation and Reduce Regulatory Burdens

House Committee on Financial Services

Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises

210 House Visitors’ Center

Wednesday, April 29

2:00 pm

Birthright Citizenship: Is It the Right Policy for America?

House Committee on the Judiciary

Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security

2237 Rayburn HOB

Wednesday, April 29

1:00 pm

Encryption Technology and Potential U.S. Policy Responses

House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Subcommittee on Information Technology

2154 Rayburn HOB

Wednesday, April 29

2:00 pm

Innovations in Battery Storage for Renewable Energy

House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

Subcommittee on Energy

2318 Rayburn HOB

Friday, May 1

9:00 am


Continuing America’s Leadership: The Future of Medical Innovation for Patients

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Tuesday, April 28

10:00 am

King vs Burwell Supreme Court Case and Congressional Action that can be taken to Protect Small Businesses and Their Employees

Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

428A Russell Senate Office Building

Wednesday, April 29

9:30 am

Field Hearing: How Flood Insurance Rate Increases and Flood Mapping Policy Changes Will Impact Small Businesses and Economic Growth

Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

Friday, May 1

9:30 am


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