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WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representatives Stephen Fincher (R-TN) and John Carney (D-DE) introduced H.R. 3606, the Reopening American Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies Act of 2011. The legislation would reduce the costs of going public for small and medium-sized companies by phasing in certain regulatory requirements. Over the last ten years, the number of companies going public has fallen dramatically, hurting the ability of small companies to grow, innovate, and hire new workers.
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Stephen Fincher (R-Frog Jump), voted in favor of H.R. 10, The REINS Act, which curbs federal spending by requiring congressional approval for any federal regulation with an economic impact of $100 million or more. The bill, which Fincher cosponsored, passed the House today, 241 to 184.
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Stephen Fincher (R-Frog Jump), praised passage of HR 3010: the Regulatory Accountability Act. The bill was sponsored by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) and passed the House 234 to 167. H.R. 3010 amends the Administrative Procedure Act to include strong cost-benefit, transparency, and accountability requirements. This bill will require federal agencies to do a better job of determining whether regulations are needed, and if they are to find the lowest cost alternative to achieve the goals.
Washington, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Stephen Fincher (R-Frog Jump), voted in favor of H.R. 527, the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act. The bill is sponsored by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) and passed the House 235 to 159. H.R. 527 amends the Regulatory Flexibility Act and the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act to provide consistency in regulatory analysis.
Washington, DC – Congressman Stephen Fincher (R-TN) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court announcement that it will consider the constitutionality of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known by many as ObamaCare.
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Stephen Fincher (R-Frog Jump) voted in favor of H.R. 2930, the Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act, a bill to permit crowdfunding, which is an innovative way to finance new businesses. Included in the final version passed by the House is an amendment offered by Congressman Fincher.
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Stephen Fincher (R-Frog Jump), introduced the Small Company Job Growth and Regulatory Relief Act of 2011. This legislation will amend Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which requires a duplicative audit of companies with a public float of $75 million or more.
Washington, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Stephen Fincher (R-Frog Jump), introduced the Welfare Integrity Act of 2011 which requires random drug testing for illegal substances for welfare applicants and current welfare recipients.
Washington, DC –At the direction of U.S. Representative Stephen Fincher (R-Frog Jump), Eighth Congressional District staff members will hold mobile office hours in order to better serve constituents. Residents in the area are encouraged to visit and learn more about the services Congressman Fincher offers or to seek assistance in federally related matters.
Washington, D.C. – In a letter to Chairman Hastings and Chairman Issa of the House Committee on Natural Resources, and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Congressman Fincher requested an oversight hearing into the raid of the factories owned and operated by the Gibson Guitar Corporation in Middle and West Tennessee.