This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: America without entrepreneurs?

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


While discussions about the economic impact of the Brexit vote continue to reverberate around the world, the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship considers another bleak scenario – America without entrepreneurs. The Kauffman Foundation’s Dane Stangler joins Donna Harris of 1776 and John Letteiri of the Economic Innovation Group to examine the consequences of dwindling startup activity in the U.S.

Meanwhile, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation looks at unique projects, successes, and challenges with utilizing Internet of Things (IoT) technology in the transportation sector. Witnesses will also discuss their views on the appropriate role of the federal government in promoting innovation, adopting new technologies, and protecting safety in transportation and infrastructure projects.

Member of the House of Representatives are in recess this week and will return to session next Tuesday, July 5.

Other topics covered by Senate hearings during this week include: the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (S. 3084), small business health care and more.

HOUSE

Recess until July 5.

SENATE

How the Internet of Things (IoT) Can Bring U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure into the 21st Century
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security
253 Russell Senate Office Building
Tuesday, June 28
10:00 am

Small Business Health Care: Costs and Options
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging
430 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Tuesday, June 28
2:00 pm

America Without Entrepreneurs: The Consequences of Dwindling Startup Activity
Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
428A Russell Senate Office Building
Wednesday, June 29
10:00 am

Executive Session: American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, Kelsey Smith Act, and Other Items
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
253 Russell Senate Office Building
Wednesday, June 29
10:00 am

No More Hikes: Small Business Survival Amidst Unaffordable Flood Insurance Rate Increases
Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
428A Russell Senate Office Building
Thursday, June 30
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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