ACG Applauds House Passage of Spending Bill


Urges Swift Senate Action

June 4, 2015: CHICAGO – The Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG), the global organization focused on driving middle-market growth issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Houses of Representatives vote to pass the fiscal year 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill, H.R. 2578:

"The ACG is pleased that House lawmakers have passed this spending bill, H.R. 2578 and its important provisions vital to economic development and studying the impact of middle market job creation, said Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE, president & CEO of ACG. "We urge the Senate to pass a similar measure to learn more about this crucial sector of the U.S. economy to determine the impact of private capital on middle-market job growth, company revenues, and economic development."

The fiscal year 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill (H.R. 2578) was approved by a vote of 242-183. The bill funds the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and other related agencies.

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About Association for Corporate Growth
Founded in 1954, ACG has 59 chapters across the globe. ACG’s worldwide network comprises 90,000 professionals within the middle market, including 14,500 members who serve as the investors, lenders, owners, executives and advisers to growing middle-market companies. ACG’s mission is to drive middle-market growth.