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H.R. 2812: Middle Market IPO Underwriting Cost Act

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To require the Securities and Exchange Commission to carry out a study of the costs associated with small- and medium-sized companies to undertake initial public offerings.

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Sponsor and status

James “Jim” Himes

Sponsor. Representative for Connecticut's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 23, 2023
Apr 25, 2023
118th Congress (2023–2025)

Ordered Reported on Apr 26, 2023

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on April 26, 2023.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

The House Majority Leader indicated on May 23, 2023 that this bill may be considered in the week ahead.


1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)



Apr 25, 2023

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Apr 26, 2023
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May 23, 2023
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May 23, 2023
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H.R. 2812 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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