PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • August 13, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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  • April 19, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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  • February 5, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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The House will consider nine bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.2579, the intended vehicle for immigration legislation, post-cloture.

THE HOUSE

 

Yesterday

  • The House was not in session.

 

Today

  • On Tuesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
  • Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
    • 1) H.R. 4533 – To designate the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Lexington, Kentucky, as the “Lexington VA Health Care System” and to make certain other designations (Sponsored by Rep. Andy Barr / Veterans Affairs Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 3542 – Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Joe Wilson / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 3) H.Res. 129 – Calling on the Department of Defense, other elements of the Federal Government, and foreign governments to intensify efforts to investigate, recover, and identify all missing and unaccounted-for personnel of the United States, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Sam Johnson / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 4675 – Low-Dose Radiation Research Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Roger Marshall / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 4377 – Accelerating American Leadership in Science Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Randy Hultgren / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 4378 – Nuclear Energy Research Infrastructure Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Randy Weber / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 4376 – Department of Energy Research Infrastructure Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Steve Knight / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 3397 – Building Blocks of STEM Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jacky Rosen / Science, Space, and Technology Committee)
    • 9) H.R. 4979 – To extend the Generalized System of Preferences and to make technical changes to the competitive need limitations provision of the program, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Dave Reichert / Ways and Means Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    • 1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2579 (intended immigration vehicle);
  • Legislative Business
    • S.Res. 403, S.Res. 403, designating February 2018 as “American Heart Month” and February 2, 2018, as “National Wear Red Day”

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.2579, the intended vehicle for immigration legislation, post-cloture. We expect to get onto the bill during Tuesday’s session.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

Senate Budget
FY2019 Budget

Senate HELP
FDA Animal Drug User Fees Reauthorization

National Institute for Health Care Management
“The Opioid Crisis: Understanding Pain and Preventing Opioid Misuse”

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Health

S.2415 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to streamline enrollment of certain Medicaid providers and suppliers across State lines, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 02/12/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 02/12/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • August 13, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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  • April 19, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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  • February 5, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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