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Maxine Waters Comments on Feds Faster Payments Project: “I am pleased to see that Chairman Powell has finally taken action”

Chair of the House Financial Services Committee Maxine Waters issued a statement yesterday regarding the Federal Reserve’s announcement that it will pursue a faster payments process for consumers. Long discussed with little movement, Federal Reserve Board of Governors Member Lael Brainard revealed the “FedNow” plan… Read More

House Financial Services Committee to Hold Hearing on Securities Exemptions, IPOs & Retail Investment

Both the US House and Senate are out of session now as the pols exit the sweltering heat of Washington, DC, during the month August for a summer recess. Congress returns the following month to continue its work and the House Financial Services Committee, under… Read More

Libra has the Potential to Transition in No Time from “Too Small to Care” to “Too Big to Fail”

Last week, both the US House and US Senate held hearings on Facebook’s proposed Libra cryptocurrency which is envisioned as a global payments platform. David Marcus, Head of Libra/Calibra testified at both hearings. As Crowdfund Insider has already reported, both the House Financial Services Committee… Read More

Facebook Finds Few Friends on House Financial Services Committee as Libra Head David Marcus Endures Skepticism for its Crypto Plan

This past week much of the Fintech news was dominated by hearings in Congress addressing Facebook’s plan to launch a global, blockchain-based, payments platform using a stablecoin, of sorts, as a foundation. This global currency, which may be able to challenge sovereign currency, is said… Read More

In Prepared Testimony, Georgetown Law Professor & Fintech Advocate Chris Brummer Slams Facebook’s Libra White Paper Labeling it a Failure

Today, the House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing on Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem. Yesterday, David Marcus, head of Libra, testified in front of the Senate Banking Committee garnering much criticism and little support. Expect more of the same today. The House… Read More

Inside the Beltway: July is a Busy Month for Fintech in DC

Tomorrow, the Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will spend a good amount of time in front of the House Financial Services Committee. The following day, Powell will experience a similar round of questions at the Senate Banking Committee. Powell is certain to endure a standard… Read More

Libra CEO Tells House Financial Services Committee that Facebook is “Taking the Time to do (Libra Coin) Right”

The CEO of Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, David Marcus, has written to assure the powerful US House Financial Services Committee that Facebook is proceeding with caution as it works to launch Libra. Five members of the Committee, including its Chair, Maxine Waters, sent a letter to… Read More

US House Representatives Ask Facebook for Moratorium on Implementation of Libra Coin

Five US House Representatives have submitted a letter to Facebook asking the company to, “immediately agree to a moratorium on any movement forward on Libra- its proposed cryptocurrency and Calibra- its proposed digital wallet.” The letter was forwarded by the powerful House Financial Services Committee… Read More

House Fintech Task Force’s First Hearing is Tomorrow, Next One Scheduled for July 25 on Alt Data for Credit Scoring

The House Financial Services Committee Task Force on Financial Technology is scheduled to hold its first meeting tomorrow (June 25) at 2 PM. Chaired by Representative Stephen Lynch, the hearing is entitled, “Overseeing the Fintech Revolution: Domestic and International Perspectives on Fintech Regulation.” Unfortunately, as… Read More

Here is Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ Statement on Facebook’s Crypto Libra

Representative Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee issued the following statement in the wake of Facebook’s cryptocurrency announcement today. Facebook’s “Libra” is a stablecoin created from a basket of assets but the ecosystem also has the ability to create smart contracts… Read More

House Financial Service Committee’s New Task Forces Schedule First Hearings on Fintech Regulation and AI

The House Financial Services Committee under the leadership of Representative Maxine Waters announced the creation of two new task forces earlier this month. The Committee created a task force on Fintech  (Financial Technology) and AI (artificial intelligence). Yesterday the Committee included the first two meetings… Read More

Comptroller Otting Discusses Fintech Charter During House Financial Services Committee

Last week, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting testified in front of the House Financial Services Committee. The hearing was entitled, “Oversight of Prudential Regulators: Ensuring the Safety, Soundness and Accountability of Megabanks and Other Depository Institutions.” The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Announces Two Task Forces: Fintech and Artificial Intelligence

The House Financial Services Committee under the leadership of Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the Committee, has announced the creation of a Task Force on Financial Technology or Fintech and a Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (AI). These two specific topics have emerged in importance… Read More

Several Interesting Hearings Scheduled by the House Financial Services Committee for Early April

This week, the House Financial Services Committee issued a note on upcoming hearings scheduled to take place in early April. Amongst the group are several interesting topics for the realm of Fintech. On Tuesday, April 9 at 10AM the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial… Read More

Congressional Hearing with Fed Chair Jay Powell Elicits Several Questions on Crypto and Tokenization

It is almost inevitable that topics regarding Fintech surface in Congressional hearings that address the financial services industry. This week’s hearings involving the House Financial Services Committee and Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell were no different and some of the questionings went beyond payments. There… Read More

Cannabis and Banking: House Committee to Discuss Access to Financial Services for Marijuana based Businesses

The House Subcommittee on Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, part of the Financial Services Committee, has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, February 13th to discuss the Cannabis industry and access to financial services. The Hearing, entitled Challenges and Solutions: Access to Banking Services for Cannabis-Related… Read More

The House Financial Services Committee: What Should Fintech Expect from Chair Maxine Waters?

The House Financial Services Committee is one of the most powerful Congressional committees on the Hill. The Committee oversees not only the entire financial services industry but its policy portfolio also includes other overlapping responsibilities such as Housing, entrepreneurship and international financial organizations. Last election… Read More

House Financial Services Subcommittee Schedules Hearing on Cannabis Businesses and Access to Banking

The House Financial Services Committee, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, has scheduled a hearing for later next week to discuss the topic Cannabis and banking in a hearing entitled “Challenges and Solutions: Access to Banking Services for Cannabis-Related Businesses.” The Subcommittee is Chaired by New… Read More

Congressman McHenry, Ranking Member on the House Finance Services Committee, Requests Series of Hearings – Including Fintech

Congressman Patrick McHenry, the Republican leader of the House Financial Services Committee, has asked Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters to move forward on hearings in “critical areas that the committee should prioritize in the first months of the new Congress.” The list of hearings requested by… Read More

Congressman Patrick McHenry Selected as Ranking Member of House Financial Services Committee

Congressman Patrick McHenry has been elected as the Ranking Member of the powerful House Financial Services Committee. As Republicans lose control of House, Committee leadership positions have swapped parties. McHenry has been a member of the House Financial Services Committee for some time. “I am… Read More

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