News and Articles About Congress
A group of lawmakers and innovators press Congress to pass an immigration overhaul.
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?
The Senate is expected to vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 this week. If passed, online retailers would have to collect sales tax in all states, even if they don't have a physical footprint in the state.
A bipartisan group of Senators has established a blueprint to overhaul the immigration system.
The White House released its fiscal year 2014 budget proposal today. Here's a look at what's in it for small-business owners and entrepreneurs.
The majority of small-business owners want to see comprehensive immigration reform include a way for newcomers to the U.S. to achieve permanent legal status.
The latest studies show consumers are willing to pay more to buy from a small business than a big one. Here's a look at five reasons why Americans are rooting for entrepreneurs.
The Small Business Administration's budget has to be chopped by 5 percent across the board as a result of forced budget cuts.
Various members of the crowdfunding community are expected meet in Washington, D.C., Tuesday to press lawmakers and the SEC to implement the JOBS Act.
If Congress can't come to a deal over how to reduce the budget, numerous small businesses could be affected.
Entrepreneurs Like Obama's Call for Tax Reform, Immigration Overhaul and Deficit Accord -- Minimum-Wage Hike, Not So Much
In his first State of the Union Address of his second term, the President touched on a handful of issues that matter to the U.S. small-business community.
Here is a rundown of what entrepreneurs will be listening for from the President in his annual address to Congress.
Congress's top priority should be reducing the national deficit, according to entrepreneurs.
Congress debates a bill that would extend a research and development tax credit to startups.
Republican and Democrat Senators are backing immigration reform affecting startups.
The move to overhaul immigration is likely to include measures supporting entrepreneurship and small-business owners. Any changes will probably be part of a broader reform package.
A look at what the federal government's small-business agency could be up to this year and beyond.
Washington policy makers would like nothing more than for small business to boost hiring and investment. The best thing they could do is come to some agreement on the deficit and enact rules about all the laws they've passed.
Think concerns over the coming federal spending cuts and tax increases are overblown? Think again. Here's why.
A proposed measure intended to encourage more high-tech startups is misguided, our columnist argues. Increasing academic research funding is the better route for fostering innovation.
To spur job creation, Congress is voting soon on a moratorium on regulation. Columnist Scott Shane says it's not the answer to our business problems.
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro says it's more complicated than it seems to write the rules.
The small business organization that is leading the case against President Obama's health care reform act is asked to disclose its donor list.
Before spending money on business incubators, Congress should first figure out whether we really need more in the U.S. and whether they actually help create jobs.
As part of Entrepreneur Week in New York, entrepreneurs walk to put a face on their chapter of the American dream.