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SBE Council praises bipartisan passage of JOBS Act in House

The U.S. House passed the Jumpstart Our Businesses (JOBS) Act, H.R. 3606, with strong bipartisan support (390-23). Passage of the legislation will help expedite U.S. Senate action on this critical capital formation package, according to the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council).

President Barack Obama was supportive of the legislation’s passage, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has pledged to move forward on a similar package. SBE Council, a leading advocacy and research organization dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship, has been advocating for many elements of the JOBS Act for the past year. The group praised the bipartisan collaboration that fashioned the legislation and guided it through the House.

The JOBS Act bundled an array of legislative measures focused on helping to increase business startups, and accelerate the growth of existing firms. SBE Council supported all the measures, including the crowdfunding piece of H.R. 3606, which will enable new platforms for raising capital. On these transparent platforms, investors will dynamically engage with other investors to vet business ideas and fund those businesses with significant promise. The platforms will operate under a new, and transparent, regulatory framework.

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