Achieving our legislative goals requires Members of Congress who are willing to be champions of our proposals and defend our interests.
To help us be a strong voice for you in Washington we ask for your financial support of the Small Business Investor Alliance PAC. Our Political Action Committee (PAC) plays a critical role in our government affairs efforts on behalf of not only the SBIC program, but also of your broader business interests.Small Business Investor Alliance PAC contributions to selected Senators, Members of Congress, and leadership organizations will help us ensure your voice is heard. Your contribution will give Small Business Investor Alliance PAC the money it needs to do its work.
Along with carrying the mission of protecting investment funds from tax increases and overly burdensome regulations, the Small Business Investor Alliance is currently pressing Congress to increase the amount an SBIC can invest in a portfolio company by pushing for a raise in the leverage caps for experienced fund managers managing one fund to $200 million, and for those managing a family of funds to $350 million.
In the last two years, with the support of your contributions, the Alliance has increased opportunities and fended off harmful regulations—
·Exempted SBICs from the Volcker Rule's ban on proprietary trading by banks
·Exempted funds with under $150 million in assets from SEC Registration
·Increased leverage limits to $150 million (individual) and $225 million (family of funds)
·Instituted new "fast track" licensing
·Stopped repeated attempts to make harmful changes to the tax treatment of carried interest for investment funds.
·Included 100% capital gains exclusion in last December's tax rate extension legislation
To keep up this outstanding track record of accomplishments with Congress, the White House, and the Small Business Administration, we need every member to support Small Business Investor Alliance PAC.