This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Dodd-Frank and Modernizing the ECPA

Members of Congress returned to Washington from August recess last week and are getting back into the swing of things. While committee hearings on Planned Parenthood and Iran will get the headlines, there are a few hearings of interest to followers of the entrepreneurial economy – including a couple on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act at five years.  

The House Small Business Committee and House Financial Services Committee examine some of the negative impacts that the regulatory changes brought about by Dodd-Frank had on small businesses as well as small banks.

On the Senate side, the Judiciary Committee takes a look at modernizing the Electronic Communications Privacy Act that hasn’t been updated significantly since it began in 1986. Tech industry testimonies include representatives from Google, BSA | The Software Alliance and the Center for Democracy and Technology. Government testimonies include representatives from the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission.


Financing Main Street: How Dodd-Frank is Crippling Small Lenders and Access to Capital
House Committee on Small Business
Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access
2360 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, Sept. 17
1:00 pm

The Dodd-Frank Act Five Years Later: Are We More Free?
House Committee on Financial Services
2128 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, Sept. 17
10:00 am

Strengthening U.S. Leadership in a Turbulent Global Economy
House Committee on Financial Services
Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade
2128 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, Sept. 17
2:00 pm 


Reforming the Electronic Communications Privacy Act
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
226 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Wednesday, Sept. 16
10:15 am



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