A number of capital formation-related bills passed in the House this week with bipartisan support. These include:

  • H.R. 5877, the “Main Street Growth Act,” sponsored by Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), which would amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to allow for the registration of venture exchanges with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • H.R. 5970, the “Modernizing Disclosures for Investors Act,” sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO), which would require that the Commission no later than 180 days after enactment provide a report to Congress with a cost-benefit analysis of emerging growth companies’ use of Form 10-Q and recommendations for decreasing costs, increasing transparency, and increasing efficiency of quarterly financial reporting by emerging growth companies.
  • H.R. 6139, the “Improving Investment Research for Small and Emerging Issuers Act,” sponsored by Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) , which would require the Commission to carry out a study to evaluate the issues affecting the provision of and reliance upon investment research into small issuers, including emerging growth companies and pre-IPO companies