News and Articles About Congress

Biggest Tech Companies Team Up to Object to Government Spying
Technology

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.
Ray Hennessey
The Road Ahead For Entrepreneurs And Tax Reform
Finance

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.
Dean Zerbe
With Shutdown and Shootout, Washington D.C. Businesses Report Significant Losses
Technology

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.
Shayna Meliker
Obama Says Shutdown Is Hurting Small Businesses
Finance

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.
Catherine Clifford
Government Shutdown: What You Need to Know
Growth Strategies

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.
Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses
Finance

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.
Catherine Clifford
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week
Technology

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

Jay Z bails on the Nets, parsing the weird productivity tips of historical figures, Twitter and GoDaddy get together, online merchants ditch credit-card processing, tips for delivering a knockout speech. This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits for entrepreneurs.
As Startup Visa Bill Languishes, Entrepreneurs Leave the U.S.
Entrepreneurs

As Startup Visa Bill Languishes, Entrepreneurs Leave the U.S.

Innovators drawn to the U.S. for education and research don't have time to wait for legislative action that would help them stay.
Joseph Adinolfi
SBA Gets a Temporary Chief
Leadership

SBA Gets a Temporary Chief

Jeanne Hulit, the Small Business Administration's associate administrator in the Office of Capital Access, will take over as interim head of the agency when Karen Mills departs at end of the month.
Catherine Clifford
Top 3 Candidates to Lead the U.S. Small Business Administration
Leadership

Top 3 Candidates to Lead the U.S. Small Business Administration

Karen Mills announced last week that she will be leaving her post at the helm of the SBA. Here's a look at potential candidates to replace her.
Catherine Clifford
Growth Strategies

U.S. Federal Spending at Small Businesses Misses Mark. Again.

The Small Business Administration releases its scorecard measuring federal procurement in fiscal year 2012.
Catherine Clifford
Still Waiting for Obama's SBA Chief Nominee
Growth Strategies

Still Waiting for Obama's SBA Chief Nominee

The White House has yet to select a replacement for Karen Mills, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Catherine Clifford
Growth Strategies

Entrepreneurs, Politicians Join in a Virtual March on Washington for Immigration Reform

A group of lawmakers and innovators press Congress to pass an immigration overhaul.
Catherine Clifford
Why Internet Sales Tax is Bad Public Policy (Opinion)
Finance

Why Internet Sales Tax is Bad Public Policy (Opinion)

The Marketplace Fairness Act, expected to pass in the Senate on May 6, requires online retailers to charge shoppers their state's sales tax. Is the law a poor political move?
Scott Shane