Senate Passes JOBS Act, Sends Revision Back To House

By Amanda Bransford (March 22, 2012, 3:17 PM EDT) -- The Senate voted by a wide margin Thursday to approve a package of bills designed to make it easier for small companies and startups to attract capital, adding an amendment to increase protections for investors.

Having passed the Senate by 73-26, the JOBS bill will return to the House of Representatives, which passed the measure by a landslide 390-23 vote two weeks ago, for representatives to vote on the amended version.

The bill met some opposition in the Senate, where a number of Democrats raised concerns that it entailed too much deregulation, putting investors at risk. Senators proposed two amendments adding...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!