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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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).


This Week in Congress

  • House –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).

 

  • Senate –The Senate passed the “Protecting Religiously Affiliated Institutions Act of 2018” (S.994);  “Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018” (H.R.5385); the “Know the Lowest Price Act” (S.2553); “To amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act” (H.R.1109); “Fair RATES Act” (S.186); a bill to “provide protections for certain sports medicine professionals who provide certain medical services in a secondary State” (H.R.302); “Sage-Grouse and Mule Deer Habitat Conservation and Restoration Act of 2017” (S. 1417); “Tribal Social Security Fairness Act of 2018” (H.R.6124); confirmed Elad L. Roisman to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission; Dominic W. Lanza, to be US District Judge for the District of Arizona; Charles J. Williams to be US District Judge for the Northern District of Iowa; Marilyn Jean Horan to be US District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania; William F. Jung to be US District Judge for the Middle District of Florida; Kari A. Dooley to be US District Judge for the District of Connecticut; Robert R. Summerhays to be US District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana; Eric C. Tostrud to be US District Judge for the District of Minnesota; Alan D. Albrightto be US District Judge for the Western District of Texas.

 

Next Week in Congress

  • House -The House may consider the “Save American Workers Act of 2017” (H.R. 3798); the conference report on the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, Military Construction and Veterans’ Affairs Appropriations Act of 2019 (H.R. 5895) and the “Water Resources Development Act of 2019” (H.R. 8).

 

  • Senate –The Senate may consider a bill “to ensure that health insurance issuers and group health plans do not prohibit pharmacy providers from providing certain information to enrollees” (S. 2554); an Act to provide for opioid use disorder prevention, recovery, and treatment, and for other purposes (H.R. 6).

 

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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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