Congress

News and Articles About Congress

Obama Faces Tough Road as Republicans Take Control of Senate
Congress

Obama Faces Tough Road as Republicans Take Control of Senate

Republicans strengthened their grip in Congress in a move guaranteed to limit President Obama's legislative agenda for his last two years in office.
Tim Cook Is Wrong: You Really Can't Fire Someone For Being Gay
Leadership

Tim Cook Is Wrong: You Really Can't Fire Someone For Being Gay

Tim Cook, in acknowledging his homosexuality, perpetuated a politically charged myth about gays in the workplace.
Ray Hennessey
Presented by
Franchise Industry Strikes Back at NLRB's 'Joint Employer' Decision
Franchise

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.
Kate Taylor
Yes, Patent Trolls Are Hurting Your Business
Patent trolls

Yes, Patent Trolls Are Hurting Your Business

They're just as bad as everyone says they are. Here's why.
Laura Entis
Congress Is Right to Challenge the SBA's Program Expansion
SBA

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.
Scott Shane
The JOBS Act Provision That Could Change IPOs Forever
Jobs Act

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.
Kendall Almerico
Democrats Introduce Legislation to Restore 'Open Internet' Rules
Technology

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.
Catherine Clifford
Obama to Bypass Congress, Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contracts on His Own
Growth Strategies

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.
Catherine Clifford
Tech Giants Throw More Money Than Ever at Washington Lobbyists
Growth Strategies

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.
Geoff Weiss
More Bad News for Patent Trolls
Growth Strategies

More Bad News for Patent Trolls

On Monday, both the Supreme Court and New York State took a crack at trolling.
Laura Entis
Internet Activists Plan Day of Action to Protest Mass Surveillance
Technology

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.
Benjamin Kabin
Millionaires Are Now the Majority Party in Congress
Finance

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.
Brian Patrick Eha
To Help Small Business, Cut Regulation
Growth Strategies

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.
Scott Shane
Why the Postal Service Can't Capitalize on the Christmas Shipping Woes
Growth Strategies

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.
Ray Hennessey