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 passed the “JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018” (S. 488); the “Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2018” (H.R. 3030); the “Protecting Diplomats from Surveillance Through Consumer Devices Act” (H.R. 4989); and the “Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019” (H,.R. 6147).


This Week in Congress

  • House –The House passed the “JOBS and Investor Confidence Act of 2018” (S. 488); the “Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2018” (H.R. 3030); the “Protecting Diplomats from Surveillance Through Consumer Devices Act” (H.R. 4989); and the “Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019” (H,.R. 6147).

 

  • Senate –The Senate passed a bill “to delay the reduction in Federal medical assistance percentage for Medicaid personal care services furnished without an electronic visit verification system” (H.R. 6042); confirmed Scott Stump to be Assistance Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Department of Education; James Blew  to be Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, Department of Education; Randal Quarles to be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal reserve; and Andrew S. Oldham to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Circuit. 

 

Next Week in Congress

  • House -The House may consider the “Restoring Access to Medication and Modernizing Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018” (H.R. 6199); the “Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018” (H.R. 6331); and the “Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017” (H.R. 184).

 

  • Senate –The Senate will resume consideration of the nomination of Robert L. Wilkie to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

 

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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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