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 out of session until November 13

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The House is out of session until November 13. 

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The House passed the “Encouraging Small Business Innovators ”  (H.R. 6368); the “Expanding Contracting Opportunities for Small Business Act of 2018” (H.R. 6369); the “FDR Historic Preservation Act” (H.R. 5420); the “Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019” (H.R. 6157); the “Empowering Financial Institutions to Fight Human Trafficking Act” (H.R. 6729); the “Family Savings Act of 2018” (H.R. 6757); the “American Innovation Act of 2018” (H.R. 6756); the “Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018” (H.R. 6760); and the “House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 6 – SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act” (H. Res. 1099). 

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The House is in recess until September 25.

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The House passed the “Walnut Grove Land Exchange Act”  (H.R. 5943); the “Every Kid Outdoors Act” (H.R. 3186); the “Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act” (H.R. 1911); and the conference report to accompany “FY 2019 appropriations for Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs” (H.R. 5895). 

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The House passed the “Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program Authorization Act” (H.R. 6439); the “Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act” (H.R. 1635); the “Ensuring Small Scale LNG Certainty and Access Act” (H.R. 4606) and the “Community Security and Safety Act of 2018” (H.R. 6691).

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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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