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H.R. 1312: Small Business Capital Formation Enhancement Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended in the House

This was a vote to pass H.R. 1312 (115th) in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

Since 1982, the SEC has hosted an annual government-business capital formation forum to review concerns of small business called the "SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation," (“Forum”) as mandated by the Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980. The main focus of the Forum is to provide a platform to highlight perceived unnecessary impediments to small business capital formation and address whether they can be eliminated or reduced. Each Forum seeks to develop recommendations for government and private action to improve the environment for small business capital formation, consistent with other public policy goals, including investor protection. Under current law, the SEC is not obligated to respond to the Forum’s recommendations and findings. H.R. 1312 requires the SEC to assess each recommendation presented at the Forum and disclose any action it plans to take with respect to such recommendations.

Source: Republican Policy Committee


All Votes R D
Yea 94%
Nay 0%
Not Voting 6%

Passed. 2/3 Required. May 1, 2017 at 7:04 p.m. ET. Source:

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