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A Look at the Proposed Amendments to the Crowdfunding Bill
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Wednesday, the Senate cloture vote on H.R. 3606, better known as the JOBS Act, passed 76-22--the package will allow companies to offer securities to non-accredited investors via crowdfunding platforms. The JOBS Act passed the House by a 390-23 vote on March 8 and in a rare showing of bipartisan agreement on the economy during an election year. The Obama administration has expressed support for the JOBS Act, which the President intends to sign into law when the legislation reaches his desk.

Immediately after affirming the vote, Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Scott P. Brown, (R-MA) and Jack Reed (D-RI) proposed two additional amendments.

 

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Carl EspostiMar 21, 2012 08:13 pm GMT10587 views
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