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 is in recess until September 4.

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The House passed H.R. 4881, the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act; H.R. 184, the Protect Medical Innovation Act; H.R. 6311 Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018; H.R. 6199, Restoring Access to Medication Act and H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act FY 2019.

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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).

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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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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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