PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • December 17, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Leah H. Kim, and Rebecca L. Konst

    This memorandum provides an update of federal action on cryptocurrencies, including enforcement and guidance. It also provides a summary of Congressional activity relating to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

     

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  • 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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  • January 11, 2018

    By Frank Vlossak

    Since taking office, President Trump and his Administration have worked toward regulatory reform that includes the review, revision, and repeal of existing regulations, with a focus on rules promulgated by the Obama Administration. Congress has played a key role in this effort, through the use of the Congressional Review Act to repeal rules finalized in the waning months of the prior Administration, as well as one rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2017.

    President Trump signed a series of executive orders in the early months of his presidency that are propelling the deregulatory efforts of federal agencies. These executive orders: set a cap limiting regulations in Fiscal Year 2017 to zero net cost; provide agencies with a framework for limiting new regulations and identifying existing rules to repeal or revise; direct review and revision or repeal of the “Waters of the United States” rule issued by the Obama Administration; and require review and reform of energy and climate-related regulations.

     

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Notable Legislation Introduced

 

Cybersecurity

H.R.3162 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To improve broadband data collection, mapping, and validation to support the effective deployment of broadband services to all areas of the United States, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] (Introduced 06/06/2019) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
Latest Action: House - 06/06/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

 

Financial Services

H.R.3155 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To authorize the minting of a coin in honor of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1] (Introduced 06/06/2019) Cosponsors: (17)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 06/06/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R.3154 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To clarify that eligibility of certain mortgages with Federal credit enhancement may not be conditioned on the status of a mortgagor as a DACA recipient if all other eligibility criteria are satisfied, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] (Introduced 06/06/2019) Cosponsors: (23)
Committees: House - Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 06/06/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

 

Health

H.R.3153 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To direct the Director of the National Science Foundation to support research on opioid addiction, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10] (Introduced 06/06/2019) Cosponsors: (5)
Committees: House - Science, Space, and Technology
Latest Action: House - 06/06/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

 

Tax

H.R.3151 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modernize and improve the Internal Revenue Service, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] (Introduced 06/06/2019) Cosponsors: (27)
Committees: House - Ways and Means, Budget, Financial Services
Latest Action: House - 06/06/2019 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on the Budget, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the...

 

Transportation

H.R.3156 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)
To promote the use of smart technologies and systems in communities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] (Introduced 06/06/2019) Cosponsors: (0)
Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure
Latest Action: House - 06/06/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • December 17, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Leah H. Kim, and Rebecca L. Konst

    This memorandum provides an update of federal action on cryptocurrencies, including enforcement and guidance. It also provides a summary of Congressional activity relating to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

     

    Read...

    Read More
  • 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.

     

    Read...

    Read More
  • January 11, 2018

    By Frank Vlossak

    Since taking office, President Trump and his Administration have worked toward regulatory reform that includes the review, revision, and repeal of existing regulations, with a focus on rules promulgated by the Obama Administration. Congress has played a key role in this effort, through the use of the Congressional Review Act to repeal rules finalized in the waning months of the prior Administration, as well as one rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in 2017.

    President Trump signed a series of executive orders in the early months of his presidency that are propelling the deregulatory efforts of federal agencies. These executive orders: set a cap limiting regulations in Fiscal Year 2017 to zero net cost; provide agencies with a framework for limiting new regulations and identifying existing rules to repeal or revise; direct review and revision or repeal of the “Waters of the United States” rule issued by the Obama Administration; and require review and reform of energy and climate-related regulations.

     

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