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House Committee on Financial Services Schedules Hearing on Digital Assets, Stablecoins

The House Committee on Financial Services has posted the February hearing schedule and digital assets are on the list. According to an email from the Committee on February 8, 10 AM ET, a hearing will be held entitled “Digital Assets and the Future of Finance:… Read More

Congressman Patrick McHenry Sends Public Letter to Congresswoman Maxine Waters Requesting they Work Together on Digital Assets

Congressman Patrick McHenry, the ranking member on the House Financial Services Committee, has sent a public letter to Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, requesting they work together to allow digital assets to “flourish.” Both Representatives have recently issued public statements… Read More

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Issues Statement on CBDCs: Must Focus on Financial Inclusion

This past week, the US Federal Reserve issued a discussion document on the possibility of a central bank digital currency or CBDC. Like many central banks around the world, the Fed is considering if a digital dollar will be a positive step or a negative… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Hearing to Include Top Crypto Names Testifying on Behalf of Industry

The House Financial Services Committee has announced the list of witnesses scheduled to testify at a hearing entitled “Digital Assets and the Future of Finance: Understanding the Challenges and Benefits of Financial Innovation in the United States.”  The witnesses include many of the biggest names… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Adds Working Group Targeting Digital Assets

The House Committee on Financial Services already has two current task forces addressing innovation in financial services. A Task Force on Fintech and a Task Force on Artificial Intelligence. Today, the Committee is adding a “Working Group” addressing Digital Assets. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman… Read More

GameStopped Hearing Part III: What’s Next for Policymakers?

Today was the 3rd, and perhaps final, hearing held by the House Committee on Financial Services regarding the GameStop (NYSE:GME) sage regarding short selling by traders chatting on Reddit. As most people are aware, investors on subreddits like Wallstreetbets, combined to drive the value of… Read More

Next GameStop Hearing at House Committee of Financial Services to Include SEC Chairman Gary Gensler

Later this week, the House Committee on Financial Services will hold a hearing addressing the GameStop trading phenomenon. This will be the third hearing the Committee will have held on the short squeeze that was partly orchestrated by individual chatting on Reddit. Many of the… Read More

Game Stopped: House Financial Services Committee Schedules 3rd Hearing on GameStop-Robinhood-Reddit Saga

The House Committee on Financial Services has announced the hearing schedule for the month of May. Included in the list is the third, and perhaps final, hearing on the GameStop-Robinhood-Reddit saga. On May 6 at 12PM ET, the full Committee will convene for a virtual… Read More

Fintech and AI Task Forces Reauthorized for 117th Congress by House Committee

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, has announced the reauthorization of the Financial Technology [Fintech] and Artificial Intelligence [AI] Task Forces for the 117th Congress.  These two Task Forces are relatively new having emerged in the 116th Congress in 2019. The… Read More

Congress to Bring Big Bank CEOs Back to the Hill

The Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, Maxine Waters, and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Sherrod Brown, have jointly announced a new round of hearings that will see the CEOs of the top US banks testify in front of each… Read More

House Financial Services Committee: Game Stopped Part II Scheduled for March 17th

The US House Committee on Financial Services will revisit the GameStop/Reddit/Robinhood fiasco once again in mid-March. The Committee distributed an email last night indicating that a virtual hearing will take place on March 17th, at 12 noon, entitled, “Game Stopped? Who Wins and Loses When… Read More

Gamestop – Robinhood Testimony Out as House Committee on Financial Services Preps for First of Three Hearings

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The House Committee on Financial Services will hold the first of three hearings on the Gamestop – Robinhood saga that saw hedge fund short sellers compelled to sell positions in a short squeeze driven by collaborative trading that was organized on Reddit. Entitled, “Game Stopped?… Read More

House Committee on Financial Services Hearing to Include Robinhood CEO, Reddit Co-Founder and More

The House Committee on Financial Services, Chaired by Maxine Waters, has announced the witnesses on the forthcoming hearing entitled “Game Stopped? Who Wins and Loses When Short Sellers, Social Media, and Retail Investors Collide.” Witnesses include: Vlad Tenev, Chief Executive Officer, Robinhood Markets, Inc. Steve Huffman, Chief Executive… Read More

US House Committee on Financial Services Schedules Hearing on Gamestop Trading, Market Volatility

Representative Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, has scheduled a hearing to address the trading in Gamestop shares as well as the broader issue of market volatility. The hearing, entitled “Game Stopped? Who Wins and Loses When Short Sellers, Social Media,… Read More

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Announces Subcommittee Chairs of House Committee on Financial Services

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services announced the six Committee Members who will serve as Subcommittee Chairs for the 117th Congress. Chair Waters issued the following statement: “I am pleased to announce the very experienced, dedicated, diverse, and talented… Read More

Presidential Action Taken by Biden Administration May Delay Investment Crowdfunding Improvements

Yesterday, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff Ronald Klein distributed a Presidential Action by President Joe Biden that is poised to impact recent improvements to security crowdfunding including the Reg CF and Reg A+ exemption. Entitled Regulatory Freeze Pending Review, President Biden has… Read More

Former CFTC Chair Gary Gensler Selected to be Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Lauded for Being Fintech Friendly

Gary Gensler, the former Commodities Futures Trading Commissioner Chair, has been selected by President-elect Joe Biden to helm the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Gensler previously led the CFTC during the Obama administration. Prior to the CFTC, Gensler spent 18 years at Goldman Sachs. He is… Read More

Representative Maxine Waters, Chair of House Committee on Financial Services, Asks President Elect Biden to Suspend “Midnight Regulations”

Representative Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, has sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden asking him to “temporarily suspend any midnight regulations” promulgated by the Trump administration. This includes any rules that have not yet been published in the Federal… Read More

Democrat Members of House Committee on Financial Services Send Requests to President-Elect Biden Including Madden v. Midland Change, Rescind CFPB Sandbox, Stop Banks from Holding Crypto

Yesterday, the Democratic members of the Committee on Financial Services, led by Chairwoman Maxine Waters, published a letter addressed to President-elect Joseph Biden demanding that the incoming administration should prioritize the elimination of certain rules and regulations on day one of his presidency. In a… Read More

These Three Elected Officials Have Commented on the SEC’s Proposed Update to the Exempt Offering Ecosystem: What Do They Want?

Months ago, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) kicked off a review of the exempt offering ecosystem in an attempt to improve access to capital for younger firms while continuing to ensure sufficient investor protection. Over the years, access to capital via the public markets… Read More

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