Since 2019, a bipartisan Entrepreneurship Caucus has been active in both chambers of Congress – for the first time ever.
The Senate Entrepreneurship Caucus is led by Co-Chairs Scott and Klobuchar. 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)
The Entrepreneurship Caucus in the House of Representatives is co-chaired by Rep. French Hill (R-AK), Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL), Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), and Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX).
The Senate Caucus was born in response to the declining startup rates in the United States, which had fallen to near 30-year lows.
The official announcement stated the Senate Entrepreneurship Caucus will work to:
- Diagnose the causes of the "startup slump” in the U.S.
- Formulate a comprehensive strategy to counteract it
- 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.