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 the Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act; H.R. 5192, Protecting Children from Identity Theft Act; H.R. 5445, the 21st Century IRS Act; H.R. 5444, Taxpayer First Act; H.R. 2905, and the Justice for Victims of IRS Scams and Identity Theft Act of 2018.

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The House passed the “End Banking for Human Traffickers Act of 2018” (H.R. 2219); the “Combat Online Predators Act” (H.R. 4201); the “Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act” (H.R. 4061); the “Stress Test Improvement Act” (H.R. 4293); and the “Volcker Rule Regulatory Harmonization Act” (H.R. 4790).

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Next Week in Congress

  • House -The House may consider H.R.4061 the Financial Stability Oversight Council Improvement Act of 2017 and H.R.4790 the Volcker Rule Regulatory Harmonization Act.

 

  • Senate –The Senate may consider the nomination of Claria Horn Boom, to be US District Judge for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky as well as John F. Ring, to be a Member of the National Labor Relations Board; Patrick Pizzella, to be Deputy Secretary of Labor; Andrew Wheeler, to be Deputy Administrator of the EPA; John W. Broomes, to be United States District Judge for the District of Kansas; and Rebecca Grady Jennings, to be United States District Judge for the Western District.

 

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The House passed the “Omnibus Appropriations Bill” (H.R. 1625); the “Alleviating Stress Test Burdens to Help Investors Act” (H.R. 4566); the “Trinkett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018” (H.R. 5247); the “Surface Transportation Security Improvement Act of 2018” (H.R. 5131); the “Strengthening Aviation Security Act of 2018” (H.R. 4467); and the “Strengthening Local Transportation Security Capabilities Act of 2018” (H.R. 5089).  

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The House passed H.R. 4465, the Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act of 2017; H.R. 4609, the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018; H.R. 116, the TAILOR Act of 2017; H.R. 4263, the Regulation At Improvement Act of 2017; and H.R. 4545, the Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act.

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The House passed the “Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act” (H.R. 4607); the “Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns Act” (H.R. 1917); and the “Satisfying Energy needs and Saving the Environment (SENSE) Act” (H.R. 1119)

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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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