House GOP Presses Entirely New Digital Asset Jurisdictional Framework
Before today’s HFSC Subcommittee session on digital asset regulatory gaps began, full committee Chairman McHenry (R-NC) and House Ag. Committee Chairman Thompson (R-PA) along with Reps. Hill (R-AR) and Johnson (R-AL) issued a joint statement emphasizing that inter-committee collaboration will characterize future legislative efforts and announcing that the committees will hold a joint hearing next month. Opening the hearing, Subcommittee Chairman Hill argued that Congress must act to resolve definitional and jurisdictional disagreements between the SEC and CFTC. He also called for a disclosure regime tailored to the specific needs of digital asset purchasers. Ranking Member Lynch (D-MA) sided with SEC Chairman Gensler’s views that most digital assets are securities and also defended the current regulatory regime.