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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

on December 02, 2013 Source: Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship

Members of the Senate are still on Thanksgiving recess but the House is back in action. The House Rules Committee will work on a couple pieces of legislation this week before they hit the House floor. The Innovation Act (H.R. 3309) takes aim at patent trolls through a number of reforms including increased transparency and ‘fee shifting’ so the loser pays attorney fees in a patent case. The Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act (H.R. 1105) would effectively exempt private equity firms from registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Other topics covered by committee hearings include: the bankruptcy code, small business lending, regulatory burdens on small financial institutions, the impacts of the health care law on small employers and government regulation in a changing energy landscape.

  • HR 1105 & HR 3309
    House Committee on Rules
    H-313 U.S. Capitol
    Tuesday, December 3
    3:00 pm

  • The Bankruptcy Code and Financial Institution Insolvencies
    House Committee on the Judiciary
    Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law
    2141 Rayburn HOB
    Tuesday, December 3
    1:00 pm

  • Regulatory Landscape: Burdens on Small Financial Institutions
    House Committee on Small Business
    Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations
    2360 Rayburn HOB
    Tuesday, December 3
    10:00 am

  • The Health Care Law: The Effect of the Business Aggregation Rules on Small Employers
    House Committee on Small Business
    2360 Rayburn HOB
    Wednesday, December 4
    1:00 pm

  • Where Are We Now? Examining the Post-Recession Small Business Lending Environment
    House Committee on Small Business
    Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access
    2360 Rayburn HOB
    Thursday, December 5
    10:00 am

  • Evaluating the Role of FERC in a Changing Energy Landscape
    House Committee on Energy & Commerce
    Subcommittee on Energy and Power
    2123 Rayburn HOB
    Thursday, December 5
    9:30 am

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