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 fourteen bills under suspension of the rules. The Senate will resume consideration of Mark Jeremy Bennett, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, 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. 5729 – Transportation Worker Identification Credential Accountability Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
    • 2) H.R. 6139 – Improving Investment Research for Small and Emerging Issuers Act (Sponsored by Rep. Bill Huizenga / Financial Services Committee)
    • 3) H.R. 1861 – The Larry Doby Congressional Gold Medal Act (Sponsored by Rep. Jim Renacci / Financial Services Committee)
    • 4) H.R. 5749 – Options Markets Stability Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Randy Hultgren / Financial Services Committee)
    • 5) H.R. 5877 – Main Street Growth Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Emmer / Financial Services Committee)
    • 6) H.R. 5953 – BUILD Act (Sponsored by Rep. Barry Loudermilk / Financial Services Committee)
    • 7) H.R. 5970 – Modernizing Disclosures for Investors Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Wagner / Financial Services Committee)
    • 8) H.R. 4537 – International Insurance Standards Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Sean Duffy / Financial Services Committee)
    • 9) H.R. 5793 – Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2018 (Sponsored by Rep. Sean Duffy / Financial Services Committee)
    • 10) H.R. 5626 – Intercountry Adoption Information Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Doug Collins / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 11) H.R. 2259 – Sam Farr and Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Ted Poe / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 12) H.Res. 644 – Strongly condemning the slave auctions of migrants and refugees in Libya, and for other purposes, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Karen Bass / Foreign Affairs Committee)
    • 13) H.R. 1700 – SCORE for Small Business Act of 2018, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Alma Adams / Small Business Committee)
    • 14) H.R. 2655 – Small Business Innovation Protection Act of 2017 (Sponsored by Rep. Dwight Evans / Small Business Committee)

 

THE SENATE

 

Yesterday

  • Roll Call Votes
    • 1. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #836, Mark Jeremy Bennett, of Hawaii, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit; invoked: 72-25.

 

Today

  • The Senate stands adjourned until 10:00am on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
  • Following Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of Executive Calendar #836, Mark Jeremy Bennett, of Hawaii, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit, post-cloture.
  • The Senate will recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.
  • At 2:15pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of the Bennett nomination.
  • Prior to the recess, cloture was also filed on the Executive Calendar #639, Brian Allen Benczkowski (Assistant AG) and Executive Calendar #686, Paul C. Ney, Jr. (General Counsel, DoD). Those nominations will also be considered this week. If cloture is invoked on a nomination, the Senate will begin to burn up to 30 hours of post-cloture time prior to a confirmation vote and then the ripening of the next cloture petition. If cloture is not invoked on a nomination, the Senate will immediately vote on the next cloture petition.
  • Tuesday at 2:15pm – 2 roll call votes
    • 1. Confirmation of Executive Calendar #836, Mark Jeremy Bennett, of Hawaii, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit
    • 2. Motion to invoke cloture on Executive Calendar #639, Brian Allen Benczkowski, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Attorney General

 

Hearings Covered by W&J Today

 

NTSB
Investigative Hearing : Managing Safety on Passenger Railroads

Pew Charitable Trust
How Are States Working to Lower Drug Costs?

 

Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Tax

S.3186 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
A bill to require the Internal Revenue Service to establish, incrementally over five years, a nationwide program to provide personal identification numbers to taxpayers to help prevent tax-related identity theft.
Sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] (Introduced 07/09/2018) Cosponsors: (1)
Committees: Senate - Finance
Latest Action: Senate - 07/09/2018 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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