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Letters and Testimonies

Letters to Congress

Title Recipient Date
Sen. Josh Hawley 09/20/23
House Financial Services Committee 09/19/23
House Financial Services Committee 07/19/23
House, Senate Leaders 07/14/23
House, Senate 07/11/23
House Financial Services Committee 06/13/23
Senate, House leaders 06/09/23
House Financial Services Committee 05/05/23
House Financial Services Committee 04/19/23
Rep. Tom Emmer 03/08/23
Senate, House 11/17/22
House, Senate 10/11/22
Senate 10/04/22
House 09/27/22
House 09/21/22
Senate 08/31/22
House Financial Services Committee 07/22/22
Senate Judiciary Committee 05/04/22
Senate Judiciary Committee 05/02/22
Sens. Cruz, Braun, Grassley 04/04/22
Rep. Tom Emmer 04/04/22
Congress 07/27/21
116th Congress 10/15/20
U.S. House Task Force on Financial Technology 09/29/20

Letters to Regulators

Title Recipient Date
Basel Committee on Banking Supervision 03/28/24
Federal Reserve, Justice Department, Treasury Department 03/22/24
BIS Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures 02/28/24
Letter to Regulators 01/30/24
FinCEN 01/23/24
Federal Reserve 11/27/23
IRS 11/13/23
Federal Reserve 10/20/23
IOSCO 10/18/23
White House, Treasury Department 10/12/23

Testimony

Title Committee Presenter Date
House Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Financial Technology and Inclusion Written Statement 09/13/23
Senate Banking Committee Written Statement 02/13/23
Senate Banking Committee Written Statement 07/28/22
House Financial Services Committee Written statement 05/25/22
Senate Banking Hearing 02/15/22
House Financial Services Committee Written statement 02/08/22
Senate Banking Committee Written Statement 12/14/21
House Financial Services Committee Written statement 12/07/21
HSFC 09/29/20

Payments News

Yellen calls for federal floor on stablecoin regulations

Feb. 07, 2024

While federal agencies have some regulatory authority to oversee digital assets, Congress should develop a framework to close gaps in oversight, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen told the House Financial Services Committee.

Details: In a hearing to provide the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s report to Congress, Yellen said stablecoins pose risks to the financial system and cited the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s lack of oversight authority as a regulatory gap. Recognizing that states such as New York have enacted stablecoin regulations, she said there should be a federal regulatory floor that would apply to all states.

ICBA View: While Congress continues to debate crypto oversight, the International Organization of Securities Commissions last fall finalized recommended policies to govern digital assets markets. In comments to IOSCO, ICBA said the policy recommendations are prudent steps to safeguard the financial system against the risks posed by crypto assets and reinforced its view that cryptoassets are likely securities and should be subject to oversight from market regulators.

More: Recent Main Street Matters posts from ICBA Senior Vice President of Digital Assets and Innovation Policy Brian Laverdure cover the latest crypto collapses, the evolving regulatory environment for digital assets, and the policy debate over treating cryptoassets as securities or commodities.