This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: Access to Capital

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


The HALOS (Help Angels Lead Our Startups) Act isn’t the only piece of legislation aiming to increase the amount of money available to entrepreneurs as they start and scale new businesses. This week, the House Committee on Financial Services examines the current competitiveness of U.S. capital markets and regulatory burdens impact capital formation, job creation and economic growth.

The three specific proposals under review are:

On the Senate side, the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs explores Improving Communities’ and Businesses’ Access to Capital and Economic Development with a focus on entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Other topics covered during this week include: challenges of Obamacare on small businesses, the role of small businesses in employing individuals with disabilities, entrepreneurial paths for military veterans, and more.

HOUSE 

Legislative Proposals to Enhance Capital Formation, Transparency, and Regulatory Accountability
House Committee on Financial Services
Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises
2128 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, May 17
2:00 pm

Veterans in Tech: Innovative Careers for All Generations of Veterans
House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
334 Cannon HOB
Tuesday, May 17
2:00 pm

Help Wanted: Small Business Providing Opportunities for All
House Committee on Small Business
2360 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, May 19
10:00 am 

SENATE

The Small Business Struggle Under Obamacare
Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
428A Russell Senate Office Building
Wednesday, May 18
2:00 pm

Ransomware: Understanding the Threat and Exploring Solutions
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism
226 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Wednesday, May 18
3:00 pm

Improving Communities’ and Businesses’ Access to Capital and Economic Development
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment
538 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Thursday, May 19
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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