This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: The Economic Outlook

Last month, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told the House Committee on Financial Services that the U.S. economy was performing well. This week, she makes an appearance before the Joint Economic Committee where she may announce the first raise interest rate increase since June 2006. 

Meanwhile, the Financial Services Committee will keep busy reviewing a collection of legislative proposals to improve U.S. capital markets, including:

Other topics covered by committee hearings and meetings this week include:  mobile payments, email privacy, tax extenders, immigration, trade secret theft and more. 


The Economic Outlook
Joint Economic Committee
216 Hart Senate Office Building
Thursday, Dec. 3
10:00 am
Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve 


The Disrupter Series: Mobile Payments
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade
2322 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, Dec. 1
10:15 am 

H.R. 699: The Email Privacy Act
House Committee on the Judiciary
2141 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, Dec. 1
10:00 am 

Legislative Proposals to Improve the U.S. Capital Markets
House Committee on Financial Services
Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
2128 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, Dec. 2
10:00 am 

Tax Extenders and Small Businesses as Employers of Choice
House Committee on Small Business
Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access
2360 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, Dec. 3
10:00 am 

Oversight of the Executive Office of Immigration Review
House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security
2141 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, Dec. 3
9:00 am

H.R. 4084: The Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act
House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
Subcommittee on Energy
2318 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, Dec. 3
10:00 am 


International Tax: OECD BEPS & EU State Aid
Senate Committee on Finance
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Tuesday, Dec. 1
2:45 pm 

Protecting Trade Secrets: the Impact of Trade Secret Theft on American Competitiveness and Potential Solutions to Remedy This Harm
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
226 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Wednesday, Dec. 210:00 am


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