The Congressional Agenda This Fall: A Preview

Posted by Lori Salley Ring

Sep 8, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Congress returns to Washington this week to a full plate of legislative items, including a number that have deadlines.  Here’s a quick overview of the agenda:

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Topics: Net Neutrality, broadband, regulations, taxes, patents, cybercrime

ICYMI: This Summer’s Top 5 Small Business Policy Debates

Posted by Lori Salley Ring

Aug 11, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Last week, Congress adjourned for its summer break – they will return to Washington after Labor Day.   A look at their work this summer reveals some important debates that may have a significant impact on small businesses.

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Topics: labor, small business, taxes, patents, trade

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FocusData: TECHPol is a blog on technology and business policy issues affecting small and mid-sized companies.  TECHPol’s primary author, Lori Salley Ring, spent 20-plus years working on Capitol Hill, including as the top staffer on the House Committee on Small Business.  FDS is an IT consulting firm providing managed services, office tech relocation, network security, and IT support for businesses in the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia area.

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Lori Salley Ring

Lori Salley Ring

Lori serves as Policy Advisor and Communications Specialist for Focus Data Solutions.  Lori spent more than 20 years working for the U.S. Congress, including as Chief of Staff to a member of the House leadership and as the Staff Director for the Committee on Small Business.  Lori also ran a Washington-based non-profit organization between stints working for the Federal government. 

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