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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Mark Marich

As fiscal cliff talks continue amid mutual claims of ‘distrust’ from both parties, other discussions continue on Capitol Hill. The five FCC commissioners are scheduled to appear before the House Committee on Energy & Commerce this week to discuss spectrum auctions and other efforts to meet the soaring demand for wireless broadband services. The auctions were part of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 and originated in the House Energy and Commerce Committee as Chairman Walden’s Jumpstarting Opportunity with Broadband Spectrum (JOBS) Act. Other hearings cover the future of NASA, tax incentives to promote energy efficiency and small business recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy.

  • Keeping the New Broadband Spectrum Law on Track
    House Committee on Energy & Commerce
    Subcommittee on Communications & Technology
    2123 Rayburn HOB
    Wednesday, Dec. 12
    10:00 am

  • The Future of NASA: Perspectives on Strategic Vision for America's Space Program
    House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
    2318 Rayburn HOB
    Wednesday, Dec. 12
    9:30 am

  • Tax Reform and Federal Energy Policy: Incentives to Promote Energy Efficiency
    Senate Committee on Finance
    Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
    215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
    Wednesday, Dec. 12
    10:00 am

  • Hurricane Sandy: Federal Response & Small Business Recovery Efforts
    Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship
    428A Russell Senate Office Building
    Thursday, Dec. 13
    10:00 am

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