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The JOBS Act: The Importance of Prompt Implementation for Entrepreneurs, Capital Formation, and Job Creation

September 13, 2012 – Written statement of NASAA President Heath Abshure, provided to the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and the House Oversight Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services, and Bailouts, outlining NASAA’s views on the current status of rulemakings under JOBS Act Titles II (General Solicitation and Advertising in Rules 506/144A), III (Crowdfunding) and IV (Regulation A+) of the Act issued as part of a hearing on JOBS Act implementation.

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H.R. 4624, the Investment Adviser Oversight Act of 2012

June 6, 2012 – Written testimony of Texas Securities Commission John Morgan, delivered before the House Financial Services Committee, outlining NASAA’s opposition to H.R. 4624, the Investment Advisor Oversight Act of 2012.

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Spurring Job Growth Through Capital Formation While Protecting Investors

December 1, 2011 – Written testimony of NASAA President Jack Herstein, delivered to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, outlining NASAA’s position that the states are best positioned to oversee small business capital formation, including crowdfunded offerings.

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Legislative Proposals to Facilitate Small Business Capital Formation and Job Creation

September 21, 2011 – Written testimony of Arkansas Securities Commissioner Heath Abshure, delivered to the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, outlining the unintended consequences investors could face from legislative efforts to loosen regulations on how new and small businesses raise money.

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Ensuring Appropriate Regulatory Oversight of Broker-Dealers and Legislative Proposals to Improve Investment Adviser Oversight

September 13, 2011 – Written testimony of Pennsylvania Securities Commissioner Steven Irwin, delivered to the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, expressing NASAA’s opposition the creation of an SRO to oversee state regulated investment advisers.

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Enhanced Investor Protection After the Financial Crisis

July 12, 2011 – Written testimony of NASAA President David Massey, delivered to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, discussing how the Dodd-Frank Act has provided enhanced protection to investors.

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The Federal Government’s Role in Empowering Americans to Make Informed Financial Decisions

July 15, 2010 – Written testimony of Montana Deputy Securities Commissioner Lynne Egan, delivered to the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, discussing ways to improve investor education and allow investors to make more informed decisions.

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Corporate Governance and Shareholder Empowerment

April 21, 2010 – Written testimony of Pennsylvania Securities Commission Steven D. Irwin, delivered to the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, urging Congress to take steps to encourage investor confidence.

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NASAA Testimony Before the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission

January 14, 2010 – Written testimony of NASAA President Denise Voigt Crawford delivered to the United States Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.

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Capital Markets Regulatory Reform: Strengthening Investor Protection, Enhancing Oversight of Private Pools of Capital, and Creating a National Insurance Office

October 6, 2009 – Written testimony of NASAA President Denise Voigt Crawford, delivered to the House Financial Services Committee, regarding improvements to the financial regulatory system.

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