This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: New legislation targets SBA, Armed Forces

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


Following a short recess that coincided with Memorial Day, members are back in Washington with a few relevant committee hearings scheduled for the week ahead. The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship takes a look at a couple pieces of legislation — Small Business Lending Oversight Act of 2016 (S. 2992) and the National Guard and Reserve Entrepreneurship Support Act (S. 3009).

The Small Business Lending Oversight Act of 2016 was introduced by committee chair Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) to strengthen the Office of Credit Risk Management of the Small Business Administration. The National Guard and Reserve Entrepreneurship Support Act was introduced by ranking committee member Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to provide entrepreneurship training, counseling and other assistance to members of a reserve component of the Armed Forces and their spouses.

Other topics covered during this week include: immigration, regulatory burdens and anti-trust enforcement. 

HOUSE

International Antitrust Enforcement: China and Beyond
House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law
2141 Rayburn HOB
Tuesday, June 7
4:00 pm

Bearing the Burden: Over-regulation’s Impact on Small Banks and Rural Communities
House Committee on Small Business
Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access
2360 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, June 9
10:00 am

The Administration’s Overtime Rule and Its Consequences for Workers, Students, Nonprofits and Small Businesses
House Committee on Education and the Workforce
2175 Rayburn HOB
Thursday, June 9
10:00 am 

SENATE

The H-2B Temporary Foreign Worker Program: Examining the Effects on Americans’ Job Opportunities and Wages
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest
226 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Wednesday, June 8
2:30 pm

Committee Business: Legislation
Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, June 8
TBD


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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