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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy

Mark Marich

When Congressional committee hearings look into “offshore profit shifting” of “multinational corporations”, we don’t usually mention it in this weekly post. But when the multinational corporation in question is Apple and its CEO and CFO are scheduled to testify, we will make an exception given its impact on the mobile startup space alone. Tim Cook appears before the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation on Tuesday to answer questions about its tax operations—and multiple sources are reporting he will likely use it to call for a major simplification of the tax code. But the Silicon Valley giant won’t be the only big name on the Hill this week.

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke outlines “the economic outlook” before the Joint Economic Committee while Hernando de Soto and Madeleine Albright discuss “the call for economic liberty in the Arab world.” Also, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, gets a look from the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.

Other hearings cover topics including immigration reform, regulatory burdens, entitlement reform, small business contracting, next generation supercomputers and more.

    JOINT
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  • The Economic Outlook
    Joint Economic Committee
    G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building
    Wednesday, May 22
    10:00 am


  • HOUSE
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  • Legislative Proposals to Relieve the Red Tape Burden on Investors and Job Creators
    House Committee on Financial Services
    Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    2128 Rayburn HOB
    Thursday, May 23
    9:30 am

  • The Call for Economic Liberty in the Arab World
    House Committee on Foreign Affairs
    2172 Rayburn JOB
    Tuesday, May 21
    9:30 am

  • Next Steps in Human Exploration to Mars and Beyond
    House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
    Subcommittee on Space
    2318 Rayburn HOB
    Tuesday, May 21
    2:00 pm

  • The Current and Future Applications of Biometric Technologies
    House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
    Subcommittee on Research & Subcommittee on Technology (joint hearing)
    2318 Rayburn HOB
    Tuesday, May 21
    10:00 am

  • S. 744 and the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986: Lessons Learned or Mistakes Repeated?
    House Committee on the Judiciary
    2141 Rayburn HOB
    Wednesday, May 22
    2:00 pm

  • America's Next Generation Supercomputer: The Exascale Challenge
    House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
    Subcommittee on Energy
    2318 Rayburn HOB
    Wednesday, May 22
    10:00 am

  • Building America: Challenges for Small Construction Contractors
    House Committee on Small Business
    Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce
    2360 Rayburn HOB
    Thursday, May 23
    10:00 am

  • The President's and Other Bipartisan Entitlement Reform Proposals
    House Committee on Ways and Means
    Subcommittee on Social Security
    B-318 Rayburn HOB
    Thursday, May 23
    9:30 am

  • SENATE
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  • Offshore Profit Shifting and the U.S. Tax Code
    Senate Committee on Homeland Security
    Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
    106 Dirksen Senate Office Building
    Tuesday, May 21
    9:30 am

  • Supporting Broad-Based Economic Growth and Fiscal Responsibility through Tax Reform
    Senate Committee on the Budget
    608 Dirksen Senate Office Building
    Wednesday, May 22
    2:30 pm

  • Different Perspectives on International Development
    Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    419 Dirksen Senate Office Building
    Wednesday, May 22
    10:30 am

  • Nomination Hearing: Secretary of the Department of Commerce
    Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
    253 Russell Senate Office Building
    Thursday, May 23
    11:00 am

  • European Union Economic Relations: Crisis and Opportunity
    Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
    419 Dirksen Senate Office Building
    Thursday, May 23
    10:00 am

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