Archives for Small Businesses

Letter to House supporting H.R. 2274, “Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act” (1/14/14)

Date:  January 14, 2014

Issue: SEC Reform

To: The Members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Filing Type: Regulatory Reform

Description: The Chamber sent a letter to the House of Representatives supporting H.R. 2274, the “Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, and Brokerage Simplification Act.” H.R. 2277 would permit mergers and acquisitions brokers, to the extent that these brokers limit their activities to transactions involving the transfer of ownership or the assets of an “eligible privately held company,” to electronically register with the SEC and not be subject to all the requirements imposed on a full service broker under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Letter to House on Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act, H.R. 1105 (12/3/2013)

Date: December 3, 2013

Issue: JOBS Act and Capital Formation

To: The Members of the U.S. House of Representatives

FIling Type: Congressional Letter

Description: The Chamber sent a letter to the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 1105, the “Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act.” This bill would exempt private equity fund investment advisers from its registration and reporting requirements in certain cases.  This bill would enhance the capital formation needed to build new businesses, expand existing businesses, and create jobs.  The bill passed the House 254-159.  

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Main Street Business Study Results

Date: April 10, 2013

Issue: Main Street Business Study Results

To: The Members of the United States Congress

Filing Type: Congressional

Description:  In conjunction with the CCMC’s 7th Annual Capital Markets Summit: Managing Risk to Ensure Competitiveness in a Global Economy, the Chamber released the results of a survey entitled How Main Street Businesses Use Financial Services.

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Letter to the House Small Business Committee regarding CFPB and Small Businesses

Date: May 7, 2013

IssueConsumer Financial Protection Bureau

To: The Honorable Sam Graves, Chairman, Small Business Committee, U.S. House of Representaitives

Filing Type: Congressional

Description: A letter signed by more than 30 organizations to the House Small Business Committee regarding the importance of reducing the impact of the CFPB on small businesses. The Committee held a hearing examining how the Office of Advocacy at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is effectively representing small businesses in federal rule-making proceedings and our letter ensured that the CFPB’s rule-makings were also considered.

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Hill Support Letter for bills, H.R. 634, H.R. 677, H.R. 742, H.R. 992, H.R. 1341, H.R. 1256, H.R. 1062, H.R. 701 (5/6/2013)

Date: May 6, 2013

Issue: Derivatives

To: The Honorable Jeb Hensarling and the Honorable Maxine Waters

Filing Type: Congressional

Description: Support for a handful of bipartisan bills that address unintended consequences of derivatives provisions in the Dodd-Frank Act and the Senate introduced a companion bill on margin requirements placed on main street businesses.

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