HR 477, The Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2017, is scheduled to be marked-up and finally voted out by the House Financial Services Committee this Wednesday, October 11th, at 10:00.
It will then be scheduled for a vote by the full House, and if passed it will then move to the US Senate. To insure its prompt consideration and passage in the Senate, we need as many Republicans and Democrats in the House to vote in favor of this bill.
Once again, your help is urgently needed to reach out to your US Representative and urge him /her to vote FOR HR 477.
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In closing, I would be remiss not to ask you to consider a meaningful financial contribution to the Campaign for Clarity. In the 10+ years since its inception, the Campaign has incurred legal and lobbying expenses of ~$900,000 and raised ~$500,000 from voluntary contributions from individuals and firms like yours who recognize this is a rice bowl issue for our entire profession, as well as for the owners of privately held businesses whom we assist.
The not-for-profit, Business Intermediaries Education Foundation (BIEF) has taken the lead role in raising funds for this and other issues that concern the entire profession. While cash, check and credit card contributions are greatly appreciated, you may be more comfortable contributing something now, and pledging to contribute more in the future, perhaps tied to your next big closing.