Includes all politicians who were in office at any point during the 112th Congress.

S. 1831 - Access to Capital for Job Creators Act

Finance and financial sector. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation as a requirement for a certain exemption under Regulation D. (by CRS) 
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There have been no votes on this bill.

Access to Capital for Job Creators Act

S. 1831 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation as a requirement for a certain exemption under Regulation D. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation as a requirement for a certain exemption under Regulation D.
Other Titles
  • Access to Capital for Job Creators Act
Sponsor
John Thune
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Finance and financial sector
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Financial services and investments
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Securities
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced11/09/2011
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced11/09/2011
11/09/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
12/01/2011Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
12/14/2011Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment. Hearings held.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

11 times as much
$1,408,954
$1,206,534
$20,071,145
$36,075
$262,394
$22,985,102
$509,720
$242,216
$750
$1,026,450
$20,401
$279,950
$2,079,487
8 Organizations Supported and 11 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Access to Capital for Job Creators Act

8 organizations supported this bill

Biotechnology Industry Organization
Biotechnology Industry Organization (2011, December 1). Spurring Job Growth Through Capital Formation While Protecting Investors. Retrieved June 6, 2012, from Biotechnology Industry Organization.
Financial Services Forum
Nichols, Robert S. (2011, October 4). 365 Support Letter. Retrieved June 6, 2012, from Financial Services Forum.
GATE Technologies
Written Testimony of Vincent R. Molinari Chief Executive Officer, GATE Technologies, LLC: Hearing before the Financial Services. 112th Cong., 1st Sess., (2012). (Testimony of Vincent R. Molinari). Retrieved June 6, 2012, from us_112_hr2940_support_gatetechnologies.pdf.
National Small Business Association
National Small Business Association (2012, February 8). Letter to the Senate Regarding Capital Access. Retrieved June 6, 2012, from National Small Business Association.
National Taxpayers Union
Brandon Greife, Federal Government Affairs Manager & National Taxpayers Union (2011, October 24). Support Legislation to Remove Barriers to Small Business Investment. Retrieved November 2, 2011, from NTU.
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO (2011, September 21). H.R. 2940, Access to Capital for Job Creators. Retrieved November 3, 2011, from SBE Council.
Stapleton Business Brokers
Stapleton Business Brokers (2011, November 21). H.R. 2930 AND 2940 STALLED IN THE SENATE. Retrieved June 6, 2012, from Stapleton Business Brokers.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
R. Bruce Josten (2011, September 20). Letter to Chairman Garrett and Ranking Member Waters. Retrieved November 3, 2011, from US Chamber of Commerce.

11 organizations opposed this bill

AARP
Rogers, Joyce A. (2012, February 7). RE: Investor Protection, Market Integrity and Small Business Capital Formation. Retrieved June 6, 2012, from Americans for Financial Reform.
AFL-CIO
William Samuel (2012, February 29). Legislative Alert!. Retrieved March 22, 2012, from AFL CIO.
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Undersigned Organizations (2012, March 5). Public Interest Groups Oppose Anti-Investor “Capital Formation” Bills. Retrieved June 6, 2012, from Consumer Federation of America.
Americans for Financial Reform
Consumer Federation of America & Americans for Financial Reform (2012, March 5). CFA and AFR Urge No Vote on Anti-Investor JOBS Act. Retrieved June 6, 2012, from Consumer Federation of America.
Consumer Action
Undersigned Organizations (2012, March 5). Public Interest Groups Oppose Anti-Investor “Capital Formation” Bills. Retrieved June 6, 2012, from Consumer Federation of America.
Consumer Federation of America
Consumer Federation of America & Americans for Financial Reform (2012, March 5). CFA and AFR Urge No Vote on Anti-Investor JOBS Act. Retrieved June 6, 2012, from Consumer Federation of America.
Main Street Alliance
Undersigned Organizations (2012, March 5). Public Interest Groups Oppose Anti-Investor “Capital Formation” Bills. Retrieved June 6, 2012, from Consumer Federation of America.
National Association of Consumer Advocates
Undersigned Organizations (2012, March 5). Public Interest Groups Oppose Anti-Investor “Capital Formation” Bills. Retrieved June 6, 2012, from Consumer Federation of America.
National Education Association
Undersigned Organizations (2012, March 5). Public Interest Groups Oppose Anti-Investor “Capital Formation” Bills. Retrieved June 6, 2012, from Consumer Federation of America.
North American Securities Administrators Association
Jack E. Herstein, NASAA President (2011, September 27). RE: H.R. 2930 ‐ “Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act of 2011”. Retrieved November 3, 2011, from NASAA.
U.S. PIRG
Undersigned Organizations (2012, March 5). Public Interest Groups Oppose Anti-Investor “Capital Formation” Bills. Retrieved June 6, 2012, from Consumer Federation of America.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$2,000$5,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$173,316$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$246,896$0
John BarrassoRWY$96,299$1,000
Max BaucusDMT$370,550$43,950
Mark BegichDAK$72,612$62,000
Michael BennetDCO$501,100$54,000
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$8,000$1,000
Richard BlumenthalDCT$298,700$39,500
Roy BluntRMO$469,679$4,400
John BoozmanRAR$67,147$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$210,780$46,950
Scott BrownRMA$1,668,985$2,900
Sherrod BrownDOH$175,870$69,095
Richard BurrRNC$256,990$250
Maria CantwellDWA$139,779$3,400
Ben CardinDMD$217,111$44,500
Tom CarperDDE$181,150$14,600
Bob CaseyDPA$284,386$66,100
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$179,300$2,751
Daniel CoatsRIN$171,547$0
Tom CoburnROK$68,150$0
William Thad CochranRMS$4,500$0
Susan CollinsRME$206,750$2,000
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$32,100$1,000
Chris CoonsDDE$58,450$39,250
Bob CorkerRTN$538,810$0
John CornynRTX$349,825$1,050
Mike CrapoRID$238,533$1,000
Jim DeMintRSC$134,533$0
Dick DurbinDIL$235,350$35,100
Mike EnziRWY$116,000$1,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$173,850$27,000
Alan FrankenDMN$265,162$68,037
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$1,453,343$108,750
Lindsey GrahamRSC$130,054$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$124,000$2,500
Kay HaganDNC$199,994$48,306
Tom HarkinDIA$165,780$29,750
Orrin HatchRUT$452,700$1,000
Dean HellerRNV$253,102$500
John HoevenRND$66,600$5,000
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$24,350$0
Jim InhofeROK$20,950$0
Dan InouyeDHI$52,450$25,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$144,100$0
Mike JohannsRNE$70,754$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$142,844$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$258,452$47,950
John KerryDMA$214,550$30,250
Mark KirkRIL$851,407$16,500
Amy KlobucharDMN$127,933$34,650
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$18,800$0
Mary LandrieuDLA$155,083$23,250
Frank LautenbergDNJ$245,136$34,500
Patrick LeahyDVT$43,100$28,500
Mike LeeRUT$23,166$0
Carl LevinDMI$77,700$32,500
Joe LiebermanICT$14,200$0
Dick LugarRIN$81,250$0
Joe ManchinDWV$96,750$63,750
John McCainRAZ$163,450$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$257,016$42,700
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$785,776$2,250
Bob MenéndezDNJ$370,894$42,750
Jeff MerkleyDOR$139,097$47,250
Barbara MikulskiDMD$106,032$35,500
Jerry MoranRKS$87,550$5,000
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$50,500$8,500
Patty MurrayDWA$158,332$60,618
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$62,900$18,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$221,715$42,250
Rand PaulRKY$84,195$2,500
Rob PortmanROH$518,674$1,500
Mark PryorDAR$98,850$30,750
John "Jack" ReedDRI$214,100$32,250
Harry ReidDNV$527,987$55,955
Jim RischRID$27,550$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$172,050$1,000
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$104,600$36,000
Marco RubioRFL$326,042$750
Bernie SandersIVT$12,150$38,925
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,157,400$42,250
Jeff SessionsRAL$62,700$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$166,533$53,750
Richard ShelbyRAL$402,900$0
Olympia SnoweRME$79,690$6,000
Debbie StabenowDMI$282,057$52,950
Jon TesterDMT$313,903$47,000
John ThuneRSD$221,316$4,600
Patrick ToomeyRPA$520,484$1,000
Mark UdallDCO$193,977$56,300
Tom UdallDNM$137,576$54,500
David VitterRLA$114,800$0
Mark WarnerDVA$566,600$25,500
Jim WebbDVA$9,070$1,000
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$186,649$36,200
Roger WickerRMS$131,250$0
Ron WydenDOR$225,979$24,500

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$2,000$5,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$173,316$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$246,896$0
John BarrassoRWY$96,299$1,000
Max BaucusDMT$370,550$43,950
Mark BegichDAK$72,612$62,000
Michael BennetDCO$501,100$54,000
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$8,000$1,000
Richard BlumenthalDCT$298,700$39,500
Roy BluntRMO$469,679$4,400
John BoozmanRAR$67,147$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$210,780$46,950
Scott BrownRMA$1,668,985$2,900
Sherrod BrownDOH$175,870$69,095
Richard BurrRNC$256,990$250
Maria CantwellDWA$139,779$3,400
Ben CardinDMD$217,111$44,500
Tom CarperDDE$181,150$14,600
Bob CaseyDPA$284,386$66,100
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$179,300$2,751
Daniel CoatsRIN$171,547$0
Tom CoburnROK$68,150$0
William Thad CochranRMS$4,500$0
Susan CollinsRME$206,750$2,000
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$32,100$1,000
Chris CoonsDDE$58,450$39,250
Bob CorkerRTN$538,810$0
John CornynRTX$349,825$1,050
Mike CrapoRID$238,533$1,000
Jim DeMintRSC$134,533$0
Dick DurbinDIL$235,350$35,100
Mike EnziRWY$116,000$1,000
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$173,850$27,000
Alan FrankenDMN$265,162$68,037
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$1,453,343$108,750
Lindsey GrahamRSC$130,054$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$124,000$2,500
Kay HaganDNC$199,994$48,306
Tom HarkinDIA$165,780$29,750
Orrin HatchRUT$452,700$1,000
Dean HellerRNV$253,102$500
John HoevenRND$66,600$5,000
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$24,350$0
Jim InhofeROK$20,950$0
Dan InouyeDHI$52,450$25,000
Johnny IsaksonRGA$144,100$0
Mike JohannsRNE$70,754$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$142,844$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$258,452$47,950
John KerryDMA$214,550$30,250
Mark KirkRIL$851,407$16,500
Amy KlobucharDMN$127,933$34,650
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$18,800$0
Mary LandrieuDLA$155,083$23,250
Frank LautenbergDNJ$245,136$34,500
Patrick LeahyDVT$43,100$28,500
Mike LeeRUT$23,166$0
Carl LevinDMI$77,700$32,500
Joe LiebermanICT$14,200$0
Dick LugarRIN$81,250$0
Joe ManchinDWV$96,750$63,750
John McCainRAZ$163,450$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$257,016$42,700
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$785,776$2,250
Bob MenéndezDNJ$370,894$42,750
Jeff MerkleyDOR$139,097$47,250
Barbara MikulskiDMD$106,032$35,500
Jerry MoranRKS$87,550$5,000
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$50,500$8,500
Patty MurrayDWA$158,332$60,618
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$62,900$18,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$221,715$42,250
Rand PaulRKY$84,195$2,500
Rob PortmanROH$518,674$1,500
Mark PryorDAR$98,850$30,750
John "Jack" ReedDRI$214,100$32,250
Harry ReidDNV$527,987$55,955
Jim RischRID$27,550$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$172,050$1,000
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$104,600$36,000
Marco RubioRFL$326,042$750
Bernie SandersIVT$12,150$38,925
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,157,400$42,250
Jeff SessionsRAL$62,700$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$166,533$53,750
Richard ShelbyRAL$402,900$0
Olympia SnoweRME$79,690$6,000
Debbie StabenowDMI$282,057$52,950
Jon TesterDMT$313,903$47,000
John ThuneRSD$221,316$4,600
Patrick ToomeyRPA$520,484$1,000
Mark UdallDCO$193,977$56,300
Tom UdallDNM$137,576$54,500
David VitterRLA$114,800$0
Mark WarnerDVA$566,600$25,500
Jim WebbDVA$9,070$1,000
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$186,649$36,200
Roger WickerRMS$131,250$0
Ron WydenDOR$225,979$24,500

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Security brokers & investment companies$20,071,145
Biotech products & research$1,408,954
Financial services & consulting$1,206,534
Small business associations$398,449
Chambers of commerce$262,394
Fiscal & tax policy$36,075

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Teachers unions$1,026,450
State & local govt employee unions$509,720
Small business associations$398,449
Labor Unions$279,950
Elderly issues/Social Security$242,216
Public official (elected or appointed)$20,401
Consumer groups$750
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