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Tuesday, July 20, 2010House Science and Technology Committee - Subcommittee on Investigations & Oversight"Building a Science of Economics for the Real World" Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2318 10:00AM - 12:00PMWitnesses: Dr. Robert M. Solow, MIT; Dr. Sidney G. Winter, University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Scott E. Page, University of...
No hearings are scheduled for the House of Representatives as it is in recess for the Summer District Work Period until September 10. Meanwhile, the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee will consider legislation calling on the SBA to increase entrepreneurial training and counseling for veterans.
There are no hearings scheduled for this week as the House and Senate
are in recess for their Summer Work Periods. Both are scheduled to
reconvene on September 13, 2010.
No relevant hearings are scheduled for this week.
The recently convened 112th Congress slowly rolls into action while Washington continues to deal with the aftershocks of the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Arizona.
While the original House and Senate calendars called for recess last week, members of the Senate remained in Washington to work on a funding bill that would avert a government shutdown. It passed a six-week bill by a 79-12 vote and also passed a one-week continuing resolution to give the House until October 4 to act. Members of the House address HR 2608 today (October 3) at 5:00 pm.
The House of Representatives returns to session while it is the Senate's turn for a one-week recess. The Ways & Means Committee takes a look at the barriers that US firms face tapping into the Chinese market, including: harmful "indigenous innovation" policies and failure to adequately protect intellectual property. Meanwhile, government procurement programs and the SBA's financing initiatives get a look from the Small Business Committee.
There are no hearings scheduled this week as Members of Congress are in recess for the Thanksgiving holiday.
With Election Day 2011 behind us, members of Congress start to settle back into their routines in Washington. With the rest of DC focused on Global Entrepreneurship Week, a handful of committee hearings are scheduled that somewhat address the policy environment to promote entrepreneurial growth.
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