This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Tax credits, SBDCs and more

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

While a number of Republican Senators remain in Washington this week (and next) to block a recess appointment of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court, the Senate is officially in recess and no committee hearings are scheduled on its side of Capitol Hill this week. There is a bit of activity on the House side, however.

The Small Business Committee holds a pair of hearings this week. On Tuesday, the committee examines the small business health insurance tax credit enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide an incentive for small firms to offer health insurance to their employees. On Wednesday, the committee will hold a markup of legislation to improve Small Business Development Centers and other SBA programs.

Other topics covered include: oversight of the Federal Communications Commission, the National Science Foundation budget and health IT.


Lip Service but Little Else: Failure of the Small Business Health Insurance Tax Credit
House Committee on Small Business
Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access
2360 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, Mar. 22
10:00 am

Oversight of the Federal Communications Commission
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
2123 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, Mar. 22
10:15 am

An Overview of the Budget Proposal for the National Science Foundation for Fiscal Year 2017
House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
Subcommittee on Research and Technology Hearing
2318 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, Mar. 22

Opportunities and Challenges in Advancing Health Information Technology
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Subcommittee on Information Technology
Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules
2154 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, Mar. 22
2:00 pm

Markup: H.R. 4783 and H.R. 2017
House Committee on Small Business
2360 Rayburn HOB
Wednesday, Mar. 23
9:30 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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