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Venture Exchange Bill Passes US House of Representatives on Voice Vote

The US House of Representatives passed the “Main Street Growth Act” (H.R. 5877) yesterday. The bill was passed on a voice vote indicating solid bipartisan support. Sponsored by Representative Tom Emmer of Minnesota, the bill amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to allow for… Read More

House Financial Services Subcommittee: Representative Sherman Tells SEC to Shut All ICOs Down, Representative Emmer Sees “Real Opportunity” with Crypto

Last week, while New York City saw thousands of cryptocurrency enthusiasts discuss the benefits of digital assets and blockchain, a House Financial Services subcommittee reviewed initial coin offerings with the leaders of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Enforcement Division. The Congressional Hearing provided a… Read More

Micro-Offering Exemption Passes House of Representatives, Next Up the Senate

The House of Representatives passed the Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act (HR 2201) today largely on a party line vote of 232 to 188. The bill, sponsored by Representative Tom Emmer from Minnesota,  seeks to allow small businesses to raise up toe $500,000 per year… Read More

Massive Rule 147 Amendments May Be On The Horizon Impacting Intrastate Crowdfunding

Almost a year ago, the SEC proposed certain amendments to the current Rule 147 which were intended to help foster, and increase the viability of, Intrastate crowdfunding. While little has been heard about these amendments since their release (except from Intrastate proponents like me of… Read More

House of Representatives Passes Several Bills to Boost SMEs. Now Off to the Senate

The House of Representatives passed four bills this week designed to help smaller businesses access the capital they need to expand, hire and grow the economy.  Small businesses are the economic engine of the country. Small businesses provide 55% of all jobs and 66% of all… Read More

House of Representatives to Debate “Accelerating Access to Capital Act” & More to Help Small Business

This coming week the House of Representatives will debate several bills previously approved by the Financial Services Committee.  The legislation is designed to improve access to capital for SMEs by reducing regulatory burdens and streamlining the process. HR 2357, the Accelerating Access to Capital Act,… Read More

Busted for Crowdfunding? It’s Rehab Time on Capitol Hill This Week!

  In my last article on Crowdfund Insider, entitled: “JOBS Act Crowdfunding Begins on May 16, 2016: Don’t Get Busted for Solicitation!,” I warned of one of the hidden dangers for companies embarking on a Title III equity crowdfunding campaign – which goes live on… Read More

Micro Offering Bill Gains Support of National Small Business Association and Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

A new bill seeking to improve access to capital for small business is making its way through Congress right now. The “Micro Lending Safe Harbor Act”, sponsored by Congressman Tom Emmer, has captured some solid endorsements as both the National Small Business Association and the Small Business… Read More

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