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  • 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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By NCPERS

Williams & Jensen's Tony Roda participates in the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement System (NCPERS) "2019 Webcast on State & Federal Legislation".  


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By Tony Roda

This article stems from a presentation entitled “Demystifying the Tax Legislative Process,” which Williams & Jensen’s Tony Roda made to the U.S.-based, National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (NAPPA) in February 2018 at their annual winter meeting in Tempe, Arizona.


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By NCPERS

Williams & Jensen's Tony Roda participates in the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement System (NCPERS) “Mid-Year 2018 State & Federal Legislation Update” webcast.  


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By Tony Roda

Williams & Jensen's Tony Roda discusses the proposal to apply the Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) to certain investment income of state and local pension plans. The article, which appears in the April, 2018 edition of The NAPPA Report, also details the successful effort on behalf of state and local government pension plans to eliminate the UBIT provision from the final version of the 2017 tax reform legislation.  


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By Williams & Jensen

 

Williams & Jensen’s International Government Affairs team announces its schedule of events for 2018. Featured events include:

  1. Poland Business Mission - April 25 - 27: The US-Poland Business Council will lead its 8th mission to Warsaw in the spring. The trip will include a summit on US-Polish economic relations and coincide with a senior-level delegation from the U.S. government.
  2. Czech Republic Business Mission - May 23-24: The American-Central European Business Association will lead its first-ever mission to Prague. The trip will also be paired with the first ever US-Czech Defense Forum.

 

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By Marianne LeVine and Theodoric Meyer

 

IN MEMORIAM: J.D. Williams, a co-founder of the lobbying firm Williams & Jensen and one of Washington's top lobbyists in the 1970s and '80s, died Saturday evening at his ranch in Pearsall, Texas, according to the firm. He was 80. Williams came to Washington after graduating from the University of Oklahoma to work for Sen. Bob Kerr (D-Okla.) and started his own firm in 1969, recruiting Bob Jensen to join him a year later.

 

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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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