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The midterm election may bring changes for entrepreneurs.

This story appears in the January 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Up to 20 million entrepreneurs took their concerns to the polls for November's midterm election. Now that the results are in, both parties say they will work together to create solutions to America's problems. But can the newly appointed Congress bring about the change entrepreneurs are seeking?

Speaking to Entrepreneur shortly after the election, the expected Chair of the House Small Business Committee, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), says yes, and so does her newest partner in the Senate, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA). When the Senate reconvenes, Kerry will become chair of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Kerry believes that, with Velázquez's help, Congress will be able to accomplish many of their shared goals for small business. "Now, what we pass in the Senate can go to a conference committee, where I believe it can be fairly heard and worked on, and that's a very exciting prospect for us," says Kerry.

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