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What does the JOBS Act actually do? Six questions answered.

House Republicans say it’s time for a jobs bill – literally. They are pushing their Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act as a way to help small-business owners by cutting back on regulation, easing entrepreneurs' ability to raise capital, and making modifications to investing in community banks. And here's a news flash: The bill has bipartisan support. So, what's in it?

House majority leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, center, leads a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 28 to announce the JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups), a legislative package aimed at helping small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs. From left are Rep. Nan Hayworth (R) of New York, House majority whip Kevin McCarthy of California, Mr. Cantor, and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. J.
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1. What's in the JOBS Act?

Six discrete bills, all tied up with a bow. Together, they would have the following impacts:


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