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There are no relevant Congressional hearings or meetings scheduled for the week ahead in Washington.
A couple of meetings and hearings are scheduled in the Senate for the week ahead in Washington, DC, including:
There are no relevant hearings this week, but here is one for next week:Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010 Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - HearingHearings to examine reviewing the national broadband planWitness: The Honorable Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission 2:30 PMRussell Senate...
Tuesday, Apr. 27, 2010
Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship - Hearing
“Connecting Main Street to the World: Federal Efforts to Expand Small Business Internet Access”
Russell Senate Office Building, SR-428A
Witness Panel 1:
* Jonathan Adalstein
Rural Utilities Services
* Julius Genachowski
Federal Communications Commission
Monday, April 19, 2010,
House Small Business Committee - Subcommittee on Finance and Tax - Field Hearing
“Access to Capital for Small Businesses”
The field hearing will examine the current credit conditions for Florida small businesses. Witnesses will offer testimony on expanding access to capital for entrepreneurs...
Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2010House Science and Technology Committee - Subcommittee on Research & Science Education - MarkupNational Science Foundation programs10:00 AM - 12:00 PMRayburn House Office Building, Rm 2318[more info][audio] Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2010 Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee - HearingHearings to examine reviewing the...
Almost everyone in Washington focused on the upcoming elections, which
means that there is a lot of hustle and bustle as members eye an October
return to their districts / states for some last-minute campaigning.
Here is a look at some relevant hearings for the week ahead.
A couple of bills intended to make it easier for startups and other companies to raise capital get the spotlight in the House this week. The Rule Committee has scheduled a hearing -- and live webcast – covering the 'Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act' (HR 2930) and 'Access to Capital for Job Creators Act' (HR 2940). Both tweak rules for the Securities and Exchange Commission. HR 2930 would allow new firms to use crowdfunding to accept and pool donations of up to $1 million without having to register with the SEC. HR 2940 would remove the SEC ban that now prevents small companies from advertising to solicit investors.
While Washington, DC, has plenty going on during Global Entrepreneurship Week from November 14 – 20, Capitol Hill is fairly quiet during the week leading up to it. The House is in recess for the week—observing Election Day from their home districts—while Senate committees have a very light load of hearings.
Be sure to check back next week during Global Entrepreneurship Week.
The 113th Congress was sworn into office on Thursday last week. There are 97 new members, but little change from the 112th. The Senate has 13 new members with the Democrats maintaining control -- increasing their edge to 55-45. The House of Representatives has 84 new members with the Republicans maintaining control -- slipping a few seats to outnumber Democrats 233-200.
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