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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy Apr. 11

on April 11, 2011 Source: Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship

A look at upcoming Congressional committee hearings on Capitol Hill, including a few on taxes and job growth.



Using Spectrum to Advance Public Safety, Promote Broadband, Create Jobs, and Reduce the Deficit
House Committee on Energy & Commerce
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
2123 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, April 12
1:30 pm


  • The Hon. Slade Gorton
    Former U.S. Senator, Member of the 9/11 Commission
  • Deputy Chief Charles Dowd
    Commanding Officer, New York Police Department
  • Coleman Bazelon
    Principal, The Brattle Group
  • Mary Dillon
    President and CEO, U.S. Cellular
  • Robert Good
    Chief Engineer, WGAL-TV
  • Julius Knapp
    Chief Office of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission
  • Peter Pitsch
    Executive Director, Communications Policy and Associate Gen. Counsel, Intel Corp.

How Tax Complexity Hinders Small Businesses: The Impact on Job Creation and Economic Growth
House Committee on Small Business
2360 of the Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, April 13
1:00 pm


  • Nina E. Olson
    National Taxpayer Advocate
  • Steven J. Strobel
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, BlueStar Energy Solutions, Representing the National Small Business Association
  • Robert Kulp
    Founder, Co-Owner and Business Development Director, Kulp's of Stratford, Representing the National Roofing Contractors Association
  • Monty W. Walker
    CPA, Walker Business Advisory Services in Wichita Falls, TX

Jobs and Energy Permitting Act of 2011
House Committee on Energy & Commerce
2322 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, April 13
10:00 am

Business Activity Tax Simplification Act of 2011
House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law
2141 Rayburn House Office Building
Wednesday, April 13
1:30 pm

Green Jobs and Red Tape: Assessing Federal Efforts to Encourage Employment
House Committee on Science & Technology
Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight
2318 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, April 13
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


  • Dr. Kenneth P. Green
    Resident Scholar, The American Enterprise Institute
  • Dr. David Montgomery
    NERA Economic Consulting as Senior Vice President; Economist
  • William Kovacs
    Senior Vice President, Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Dr. David Kreutzer
    Research Fellow in Energy Economics and Climate Change, The Heritage Foundation
  • Dr. Josh Bivens
    Economist, Economic Policy Institute

Drilling for a Solution: Finding Ways to Curtail the Crushing Effect of High Gas Prices on Small Business
House Committee on Small Business
Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy and Trade
2360 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, April 14
10:00 am


  • Jim Ehrlich
    Executive Director, Colorado Potato Administrative Committee
  • Rick Richter
    Operator of Richter Aviation and President of the Agricultural Aviation Association, Representing the Agricultural Aviation Association



Review Department of Energy Biofuel Programs and Biofuel Infrastructure Issues & Consider S. 187, the Biofuels Market Expansion Act of 2011
Senate committee on Energy & Natural Resources
366 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Thursday, April 7
9:30 am


  • Bill Brady
    CEO, Mascoma Corporation, Lebanon, NH
  • Shane Karr
    Vice President for Federal Affairs, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Washington, D.C.
  • Bob Dinneen
    President & CEO, Renewable Fuels Association, Washington, D.C.
  • John Eichberger
    Vice President, Government Relations, National Association of Convenience Stores, Alexandria, VA
  • Dr. Henry Kelly
    Acting Assistant Secretary , U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.

Veterans' Employment: Improving the Transition from the Battlefield to the Workforce
Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
418 Russell Senate Office Building
Wednesday, April 13
10:00 a.m.

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