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  • H.R. 2167, the Private Company Flexibility and Growth Act
    Oct 7, 2011 - H.R. 2167, introduced by Rep. David Schweikert, removes an impediment to capital formation for small companies by raising the shareholder threshold for mandatory registration with the SEC from 500 to 1,000 shareholders. The shareholder threshold was originally adopted in 1964 and has not been modern... More
  • H.R. 2940, the Access to Capital for Job Creators Act
    Oct 7, 2011 - H.R. 2940, introduced by Rep. Kevin McCarthy, removes the regulatory ban that prevents small, privately held companies from using advertisements to solicit investors for private offerings. Securities laws not only prohibit general solicitation and advertising but require investors to have an existin... More
  • H.R. 2930, the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act
    Oct 7, 2011 - H.R. 2930, introduced by Rep. Patrick McHenry, permits “crowdfunding” to finance new businesses by allowing companies to accept and pool donations up to $5 million without registering with the SEC. Crowdfunding is an innovative and lower-risk form of financing that enables several individuals to poo... More
  • The Small Company Job Growth and Regulatory Relief Act
    Oct 7, 2011 - The legislation, introduced by Rep. Stephen Fincher, expands the exemptions available to small companies from certain costly reporting requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Since 2007 the SEC has exempted small companies with a market capitalization of less than $75 million. Market participants ha... More
  • H.R. 1225, the GSE Debt Issuance Approval Act
    Apr 26, 2011 - The legislation, introduced by Rep. Steve Pearce, requires the Treasury Department to approve any new debt issuance by the GSEs. If Treasury approves a debt issuance, it must explain and justify its decision to Congress and the FHFA within seven days. The legislation limits the amount of GSE risk ta... More
  • H.R. 1062, the Burdensome Data Collection Relief Act
    Apr 26, 2011 - A provision added to the Dodd-Frank Act without any debate requires publicly traded companies to disclose their median annual total compensation of all employees. Two months after the Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law, the Financial Services Committee received testimony about the enormous burden a... More
  • H.R. 1539, the Asset-Backed Market Stabilization Act
    Apr 26, 2011 - The Dodd-Frank Act included a liability provision for credit rating agencies if their ratings were determined to be inaccurate. Within days of the Dodd-Frank Act becoming law, this liability provision temporarily shut down the asset-backed securities market, forcing the Securities and Exchange Commi... More
  • H.R. 1082, the Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act
    Apr 26, 2011 - The Financial Services Committee has received testimony regarding the role private equity firms play in preserving existing jobs and creating new ones by providing capital to struggling and growing companies. The Dodd-Frank Act requires most advisers to private investment funds to register with the ... More
  • H.R. 1610, the Business Risk Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act
    Apr 26, 2011 - The Dodd-Frank Act requires derivatives transactions to be cleared through a registered clearing house, and exempts swaps and security based swaps from this clearing requirement if one of the counterparties is not a financial entity. The Business Risk Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act exempts t... More
  • H.R. 1573
    Apr 26, 2011 - Representatives Spencer Bachus (R-AL), Frank Lucas (R-OK), K. Michael Conaway (R-TX), and Scott Garrett (R-NJ) introduced H.R. 1573, which would extend the deadline by 18 months for implementing Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The bill gives the regulatory... More