Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today voted for a bill designed to help small businesses get access to capital and expand.
"We need to make it easier for small businesses to grow and create jobs. This bill helps small businesses get access to capital and reduces regulatory obstacles for companies to go public," Larsen said. "My number one goal in Congress is to implement a forward thinking plan for long-term economic growth. This bill will help small businesses grow by giving them an easier process for initial public offerings. Those businesses will get access to capital while retaining the critical oversight necessary of public companies. It will also allow small banks to increase the number of their shareholders, expanding the amount of capital they can loan out to small businesses. These tools will help small businesses become larger, creating jobs and expanding innovation in our economy."