Hearing entitled “Legislative Proposals to Help Fuel Capital and Growth on Main Street”
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 10:00 AM in 2128 Rayburn HOB
Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment

Click here for the Committee Memorandum.

Witness List

  • Mr. Brett Paschke, Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets, William Blair, on behalf of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (TTF)
  • Mr. Edward S. Knight, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Legal and Policy Officer, Nasdaq, Inc. (TTF)
  • Professor John C. Coffee Jr., Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law, Columbia University Law School (TTF)
  • Mr. Brian Hahn, Chief Financial Officer, GlycoMimetics, Inc., on behalf of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (TTF)
  • Mr. Barry Eggers, Founding Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners, on behalf of the National Venture Capital Association (TTF)
  • Mr. Tyler Gellasch, Executive Director, Healthy Markets Association (TTF)
  • Mr. Thomas Quaadman, Vice President, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce (TTF)

Archived Webcast


H.R. 5054, the “Small Company Disclosure Simplification Act of 2018”

H.R. 5756, To require the Securities and Exchange Commission to adjust certain resubmission thresholds for shareholder proposals.

H.R. 5877, the “Main Street Growth Act”

H.R. ____, To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise section 230.163 of title 17, United States Code, to apply the exemption offered in such section to communications made by underwriters and dealers acting by or on behalf of a well-known seasoned issuer.

H.R. ____, To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to increase and align the smaller reporting company and nonaccelerated filer financial thresholds.

H.R. ____, To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to conduct a study with respect to research coverage of small issuers before their initial public offerings.

H.R. ____, To remove the limitation on large accelerated filers qualifying as an emerging growth company.

H.R. ____, To provide a 5 year extension of certain exemptions and reduced disclosure requirements for companies that were emerging growth companies and would continue to be emerging growth companies but for the 5-year restriction on emerging growth companies.

H.R. ____, the “Streamlining Disclosure Options to Reduce Redundant Disclosures to Investors Act”

H.R. ____, To require the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise the definition of a qualifying portfolio company to include an emerging growth company, for purposes of the exemption from registration for venture capital fund advisers under the investment Advisers Act of 1940.

H.R. ____, To amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to increase the percentage of voting shares a diversified company may hold in a single issuer.