Congress The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Congress en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:59:00 GMT Franchise Industry Strikes Back at NLRB's 'Joint Employer' Decision The NLRB's recent ruling has the potential to tear the franchise model apart at the seams. So, franchisors and franchisees are taking action. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:59:00 GMT Kate Taylor Yes, Patent Trolls Are Hurting Your Business They're just as bad as everyone says they are. Here's why. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:30:00 GMT Laura Entis Congress Is Right to Challenge the SBA's Program Expansion The Small Business Administration has done something rare: It united both sides of the aisle in opposition. Wed, 21 May 2014 12:30:00 GMT Scott Shane The JOBS Act Provision That Could Change IPOs Forever If the SEC allows Regulation A+ to pass without the requirement of state compliance, entrepreneurs could raise up to $50 million. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:30:00 GMT Kendall Almerico Democrats Introduce Legislation to Restore 'Open Internet' Rules Bills introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate would bring back net neutrality laws. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:27:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Obama to Bypass Congress, Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contracts on His Own The president plans to announce during his State of the Union address that he is raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from $7.25 an hour for anyone working on new federal contracts. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:15:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Tech Giants Throw More Money Than Ever at Washington Lobbyists New figures suggest that lobby spending by tech leaders like Google and Facebook amounted to a massive $61 million in 2013. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:05:00 GMT Geoff Weiss More Bad News for Patent Trolls On Monday, both the Supreme Court and New York State took a crack at trolling. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:30:00 GMT Laura Entis Internet Activists Plan Day of Action to Protest Mass Surveillance Members of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Demand Progress and activists at large will mobilize on Feb. 11 to protest the NSA's surveillance tactics. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:21:00 GMT Benjamin Kabin Millionaires Are Now the Majority Party in Congress For the first time ever, more than half of U.S. congressmen are worth $1 million or more, even as wages have remained stagnant for many Americans. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:00:00 GMT Brian Patrick Eha To Help Small Business, Cut Regulation The regulatory burden on small businesses is now higher than it was when President Obama took office. Circumstances must change. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:30:00 GMT Scott Shane Why the Postal Service Can't Capitalize on the Christmas Shipping Woes This should be the time for the Postal Service to shine, but regulations and Congress won't let it seize competitive ground. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 15:55:00 GMT Ray Hennessey House Passes Anti-Patent Troll Bill, Sends to Senate The Innovation Act sailed through a first vote on Capitol Hill today, but faces challenges before becoming law. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:17:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Entrepreneurs Want Patent Trolls Gone, But Current Legislation Is Sloppy The House of Representatives is expected to take up the Innovation Act today, but stakeholders fear that the increased paperwork required by the bill would be counterproductive. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:42:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Biggest Tech Companies Team Up to Object to Government Spying Caught in the controversy over government surveillance, the biggest technology companies ally to get Congress to rein in spying. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 16:09:00 GMT Ray Hennessey The Road Ahead For Entrepreneurs And Tax Reform Tax reform is happening. Kind of. And slowly. Here are some predictions of how it might all play out. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:30:00 GMT Dean Zerbe With Shutdown and Shootout, Washington D.C. Businesses Report Significant Losses In Day 4 of the federal government shutdown, many D.C.-area businesses are struggling to cope with reduced sales. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:50:00 GMT Shayna Meliker Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses Today, the president traveled to M. Luis Construction in Rockville, Md., to deliver his latest in a series of strongly-worded attacks against House Republicans regarding the government shutdown. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 19:41:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Government Shutdown: What You Need to Know Confused about the government shutdown? Here's a look at which agencies are affected and what you can expect from Congress in the days and weeks to come. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:38:00 GMT John W. Schoen Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses As Republicans and Democrats draw battle lines in the sand, small businesses seeking capital may be left in the cold. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:08:00 GMT Catherine Clifford