February 15th, 11:00AM EST, “Testimony: Start-ups Stalling? The Tax Code as a Barrier to Entrepreneurship”: Chairman Steve Chabot has scheduled a hearing of the Committee on Small Business titled, “Start-ups Stalling? The Tax Code as a Barrier to Entrepreneurship.” The Tax Foundation’s own Director of Federal Projects, Kyle Pomerleau, will lead the program with testimony on some of the biggest tax issues facing small businesses today including cost recovery, net operating loss carryback and carryforwards, Section 179, and more. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. For more information, click here.
February 16th, 9AM – 10:30AM EST, “Pursuing regulatory excellence: Brexit, Trump, and beyond”: On February 16, the Center on Regulation and Markets at Brookings will partner with the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Penn Program on Regulation to host the launch of the new Brookings Institution Press book, “Achieving Regulatory Excellence,” which offers guidance from experts around the world for how regulators in all fields of policy can succeed in today’s demanding environment. The event features the book’s editor, Cary Coglianese, the director of the Penn Program on Regulation and the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania, and other leading experts who contributed to the book. Brookings Vice President and Director of Economic Studies Ted Gayer, himself a contributor to the book, will offer welcoming remarks. Following the discussion, panelists will take questions. For more information and RSVP, click here.