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 “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). 


This Week in Congress

  • House –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). 

 

  • Senate –The Senate passed “The Sam Farr and Nick Castle Peace Corps Reform Act of 2018” (H.R. 2259); the “Transit Rail Inspection Practices Act of 2018” (S. 3139); the “Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2018” (H.R. 4958); an act “To reauthorize and amend the Marine Debris Act to promote international action to reduce marine debris” (S. 3508);  “the Congressional Award Act” (S. 3509); an act “To amend the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000” (H.R. 4854); the “National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act” (S. 1768);  an act to amend the “Missing Children’s Assistance Act” (S.3354) and confirmed Jackie Wolcott to be Representative of the United States of America to the International Atomic Energy Agency and to be Representative of the United States of America to the Vienna Office of the United Nations; Peter A. Feldman to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Lisa Porter to be a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense.

 

Next Week in Congress

  • House -The House is in recess until November 13.

 

  • Senate –The Senate will vote on a motion to proceed on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court on Saturday, September 29.

 

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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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