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House Members Send Letter to Secretary Janet Yellen Requesting Clarification on Stablecoins

Warren Davidson

US House of Representatives Patrick McHenry, Tom Emmer, and Warren Davidson have co-authored a letter addressed to the Secretary of the US Department of Treasury Janet Yellen. The Congressmen have requested that Yellen clarify her position on stablecoins – digital assets typically tied to fiat… Read More

Two House Representatives Introduce Micro-Offerings Legislation to Help Smaller Firms Raise Needed Funding

Congressman Patrick McHenry and Congressman Tom Emmer have joined to introduce new micro-offering legislation. McHenry is the ranking member on the House Financial Services Committee. Both McHenry and Emmer have long been supportive of financial innovation and small businesses in general. The Small Entrepreneurs’ Empowerment… Read More

US Congressman Re-Introduces Bill that Seeks to Protect Blockchain Innovation

Congressman Tom Emmer has reintroduced the Blockchain Regulatory Certainty Act along with Congressman Darren Soto. The legislation aims to address Financial Action Task Force (FATF) proposed guidance that could stifle blockchain innovation in the United States and elsewhere. FATF has advocated for stricter regulation of… Read More

Infrastructure Bill with Language Damaging to Crypto Sector Passes the Senate

Earlier today the US Senate voted on a massive bill that, while labeled infrastructure, included a cornucopia of pet projects and unrelated policy goals. Squirreled away in the legislation was language designed to raise revenue by taxing crypto transactions as well as broadly defining the… Read More

Congressman Patrick McHenry Posts Update on Financial Services Committee Leadership Changes

Congressman Patrick McHenry, the ranking member on the House Financial Services Committee, has posted an update regarding several leadership positions including the new Task Force on Fintech and Task Force on Artificial Intelligence. The following Representatives are now taking the designated leadership roles: Ranking Member… Read More

Industry Advocates in Washington, DC This Week to Consult on Cryptocurrency Legislation

Warren Davidson

Representatives from Wall Street and prominent US crypto investment/services firms are convening in Washington this week to attend a legislative roundtable hosted by Republican Representative Warren Davidson of Ohio, CNBC reports. Attendees at the roundtable, titled “Legislating Certainty for Cryptocurrencies,” are reportedly hoping to influence… Read More

Venture Exchange Bill Passes US House of Representatives on Voice Vote

The US House of Representatives passed the “Main Street Growth Act” (H.R. 5877) yesterday. The bill was passed on a voice vote indicating solid bipartisan support. Sponsored by Representative Tom Emmer of Minnesota, the bill amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to allow for… Read More

House Financial Services Subcommittee: Representative Sherman Tells SEC to Shut All ICOs Down, Representative Emmer Sees “Real Opportunity” with Crypto

Last week, while New York City saw thousands of cryptocurrency enthusiasts discuss the benefits of digital assets and blockchain, a House Financial Services subcommittee reviewed initial coin offerings with the leaders of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Enforcement Division. The Congressional Hearing provided a… Read More

Micro-Offering Exemption Passes House of Representatives, Next Up the Senate

The House of Representatives passed the Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act (HR 2201) today largely on a party line vote of 232 to 188. The bill, sponsored by Representative Tom Emmer from Minnesota,  seeks to allow small businesses to raise up toe $500,000 per year… Read More

Massive Rule 147 Amendments May Be On The Horizon Impacting Intrastate Crowdfunding

Almost a year ago, the SEC proposed certain amendments to the current Rule 147 which were intended to help foster, and increase the viability of, Intrastate crowdfunding. While little has been heard about these amendments since their release (except from Intrastate proponents like me of… Read More

House of Representatives Passes Several Bills to Boost SMEs. Now Off to the Senate

The House of Representatives passed four bills this week designed to help smaller businesses access the capital they need to expand, hire and grow the economy.  Small businesses are the economic engine of the country. Small businesses provide 55% of all jobs and 66% of all… Read More

House of Representatives to Debate “Accelerating Access to Capital Act” & More to Help Small Business

This coming week the House of Representatives will debate several bills previously approved by the Financial Services Committee.  The legislation is designed to improve access to capital for SMEs by reducing regulatory burdens and streamlining the process. HR 2357, the Accelerating Access to Capital Act,… Read More

Busted for Crowdfunding? It’s Rehab Time on Capitol Hill This Week!

  In my last article on Crowdfund Insider, entitled: “JOBS Act Crowdfunding Begins on May 16, 2016: Don’t Get Busted for Solicitation!,” I warned of one of the hidden dangers for companies embarking on a Title III equity crowdfunding campaign – which goes live on… Read More

Micro Offering Bill Gains Support of National Small Business Association and Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

A new bill seeking to improve access to capital for small business is making its way through Congress right now. The “Micro Lending Safe Harbor Act”, sponsored by Congressman Tom Emmer, has captured some solid endorsements as both the National Small Business Association and the Small Business… Read More

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