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Andrew T. Gillies is Director of Communications at the Center for Audit Quality, an affiliate of the American Institute of CPAs, in Washington, DC. Based in Washington since 2002, he has also worked in editorial and communications roles at the Investment Company Institute, the World Bank, Forbes, and Vault.com. His policy-themed writing has focused on aerospace and defense, energy and environment, transportation, and financial services.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Entrepreneurs' New Friends

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Not all business folks are worried about the Democratic takeover of Congress. Venture capitalists, for example, are welcoming Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., as the new chairwoman of the House Committee on Small Business.

"We feel she really understands the positive impact of venture-backed companies," says Emily Mendell, a spokeswoman for the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Full story at Forbes.com