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Financial Services Subcommittee Hearing on “Building a Sustainable and Competitive Economy: An Examination of Proposals to Improve Environmental, Social, and Governance Disclosures.”

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Last week the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets held a hearing on “Building a Sustainable and Competitive Economy: An Examination of Proposals to Improve Environmental, Social, and Governance Disclosures.”

Several pieces of legislation, or bills, have been proposed, (but not filed yet) in the US House of Representatives regarding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting by large corporations.

●HR ___: ESG Disclosure Simplification Act of 2019 (Rep. Vargas)
●HR ___: Shareholder Protection Act of 2019
●HR ___: Corporate Human Rights Risk Assessment, Prevention, and Mitigation Act of 2019
●HR ___: To require issuers required to file an annual or quarterly report under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to disclose the total amount of corporate tax such issuer paid in the period covered by the report, and for other purposes
●HR ___: Climate Risk Disclosure Act of 2019 (Rep. Casten)

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