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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Washington Update

Our weekly update on Congress

The House passed H.R. 5793, the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act; H.R. 5749 the Options Markets Stability Act; H.R. 200, Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act; H.R. 3281, Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal Infrastructure Incentivization Act; H.R. 6237, Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019; and H.R. 50, Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act.

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The House is in recess until Tuesday, July 10.

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The House passed H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act; H.R. 5783, the Cooperate with Law Enforcement Agencies and Watch Act of 2018; H.R. 4294, the Prevention of Private Information Dissemination Act of 2017; H.R. 2083, the Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act; H.R. 5841, the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act and H.R. 6157, the FY 2019 Defense Appropriations Bill.

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The House passed the “Securing Opioids and Unused Narcotics with Deliberate Disposal and Packaging Act of 2018” (H.R. 5687); the “Stop Excessive Narcotics in our Retirement Communities Protection Act of 2018” (H.R. 5676); the “Individuals in Medicaid Deserve Care that is Appropriate and Responsible in its Execution Act” (H.R. 5797); the “Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act” (H.R. 6082); the “Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (Farm Bill)” (H.R. 2); and “SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act” (H.R. 6).

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The House passed H.R. 5327, the Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers Act; H.R. 5941, the Safe Disposal of Unused Medication Act; H.R. 5890, the Assisting States’ Implementation of Plans of Safe Care Act; H.R. 5891, Improving the Federal Response to Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorder Act; H.R. 5788, Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act; H.R. 5735, THRIVE Act and H.R. 2851, Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act.

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The House passed the “Free Veterans From Fees Act” (H.R. 3997); the “Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act” (H.R. 801); the “North County National Scenic Trail Route Adjustment Act” (H.R. 1026); the “Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument Act (H.R. 5655); the “Susquehanna national Heritage Area Act” (H.R. 2991); the “Northern Mariana Islands U.S. Workforce Act of 2018” (H.R. 5956); the “Water Resources Development Act of 2018” (H.R. 8); “Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act” (H.R. 3); and a bill “To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a special resource study to determine the suitability and feasibility of establishing the birthplace of James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville, Florida, as a unit of the National Park System” (H.R. 5005).

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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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