This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: House on recess, Senate examines drones

Editor’s note: This post was republished with permission from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Policy Dialogue blog.

After a flurry of hearings on Capitol Hill last week – including the House Judiciary Committee hearing featuring FBI Director James Comey and Bruce Sewell, senior vice president and general counsel for Apple – things are relatively quiet this week. Members of the House of Representatives are on recess and back in their home states for a District Work Period. Meanwhile, there are two hearings of note in the Senate.

The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship tackles the issue of drones and their implications for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Meanwhile, the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works examines the role of state governments as in the regulatory process.


Cooperative Federalism: State Perspectives on EPA Regulatory Actions and the Role of States as Co-Regulators
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
406 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Wednesday, March 9
9:30 am

Up in the Air: Examining the Commercial Applications of Unmanned Aircraft for Small Businesses
Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
428A Russell Senate Office Building
Thursday, March 10
10:00 am

Mark Marich, executive vice president of Global Entrepreneurship Week | Courtesy of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Mark Marich

Mark Marich is the executive vice president of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Since 1998, Marich has provided communications leadership on several national initiatives and more than 100 public forums covering a wide range of policy issues, including: entrepreneurial growth and economic development, health care, renewable energy, telecommunications, regulatory reform and workforce development.

He is a regular contributor to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s blogs, which are syndicated by Missouri Business Alert.

Find Marich on Twitter: @markmarich.


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