Category Archives: Congress

Is JOBS Act 3.0 About to Become Reality?

Investment crowdfunding may finally get the fixes that advocates have long called for. On Wednesday, a sweeping collection of bipartisan bills known collectively as the JOBS Act 3.0 passed the House of Representatives with broad support. The package now moves to the Senate. Sponsored by House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) and Ranking […]

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Legislation to Buoy Crowdfunding, FinTech This Year

Are the floodgates ready to open? When the JOBS Act was signed into law in 2012, it laid the groundwork for new forms of small business capital, like crowdfunding, to take hold.  Since then, a number of bills have sought to build on that foundation, yet very few have made it into law. That could […]

Fixing Crowdfunding: Congress Mulls JOBS Act Version 2

In Silicon Valley, it’s almost dogma that you start with a minimum viable product and iterate—the techie version of throwing spaghetti against the wall and seeing what sticks. So why shouldn’t it be the same with investment crowdfunding? As we prepare for the long awaited roll out next month of Title III, the final and […]

Small Business Majority: Washington Needs to Act for Small Business

John Arensmeyer is the founder & CEO of Small Business Majority, a national small business advocacy organization. In this op-ed, he unveils SBM’s economic agenda, a series of policy recommendations aimed at creating an environment where entrepreneurs—and the economy—can thrive.  Washington spends a lot of time talking about the importance of small businesses – but […]

Congressional Inaction Threatens a Vital Source of Small Business Funding: SBA Loans

Brayden McCarthy is head of policy and advocacy at Fundera and was formerly senior economic policy advisor in the Obama White House and SBA. Patrick Kelley is a vice president at Live Oak Bank and was previously deputy chief of staff at SBA. In this opinion piece, they lay out the argument for raising the lending limit for SBA […]