Earlier this year, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tim Scott (R-SC) launched the bipartisan Senate Entrepreneurship Caucus to address the most pressing policy issues facing entrepreneurs and this week hosted a Women’s Entrepreneurship Roundtable to encourage new business founders
WASHINGTON – This week, at a Women’s Entrepreneurship Roundtable, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) highlighted the work of Caroline Karanja, founder and CEO of a Minnesota business named “26 Letters.” Karanja’s company uses data to help organizations understand and incorporate diversity into their recruiting and advancement efforts. Earlier this year, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tim Scott (R-SC) launched the bipartisan Senate Entrepreneurship Caucus to address the most pressing policy issues facing entrepreneurs and this week hosted a Women’s Entrepreneurship Roundtable to encourage new business founders from across the country.
“I was inspired meeting with Caroline and hearing from other women entrepreneurs from across the country who are taking their good ideas and turning them into success stories for their communities and our economy,” Klobuchar said. “Women’s leadership matters. And our country needs that leadership if we want to keep our economy moving forward.”
This week, Klobuchar and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced the bipartisan Enhancing Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century Act. As recent research has demonstrated that rates of Entrepreneurship in the U.S. have fallen near a 40 year low, the Enhancing Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century Act would require the Secretary of Commerce to work with partners at all relevant government agencies to conduct a comprehensive study into the underlying factors driving the current “startup slump.”
Earlier this year, Klobuchar and Scott launched the bipartisan Senate Entrepreneurship Caucus to address the most pressing issues facing entrepreneurs and serve as a forum for collaboration and coordination. The caucus will also serve as a clearinghouse for proposals from interested groups who wish to share their ideas with policymakers who are committed to supporting our nation’s entrepreneurs.
The caucus is supported by the Center for American Entrepreneurship (CAE), Economic Innovation Group (EIG), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Majority, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Main Street Alliance, the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, Small Business Investor Alliance, the American Investment Council, and the National Venture Capital Association.
The Senate Entrepreneurship Caucus is led by Co-Chairs Klobuchar and Scott. Caucus members also include Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO), Chris Coons (D-DE), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), John Hoeven (R-ND), James Inhofe (R-OK), Doug Jones (D-AL), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Gary Peters (D-MI), David Perdue (R-GA), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Bob Casey (D-PA).