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15 02, 2022

FedFin: Stablecoin Legislative Consensus in Sight, But from a Distance

2023-04-04T15:59:02-04:00February 15th, 2022|The Vault|

Despite fierce partisan fighting over pending Fed nominations, today’s Senate Banking hearing on stablecoin regulation was considerably more bipartisan that last week’s HFSC session (see Client Report CRYPTO24).  Both Chairman Brown (D-OH) and Ranking Member Toomey (R-PA) are in broad agreement on a two-tier structure in which stablecoins are issued either by banks or by nonbanks subject to strict reserve-asset, AML, and related regulation.

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15 02, 2022

CRYPTO25

2023-04-04T15:58:50-04:00February 15th, 2022|5- Client Report|

Stablecoin Legislative Consensus in Sight, But from a Distance

Despite fierce partisan fighting over pending Fed nominations, today’s Senate Banking hearing on stablecoin regulation was considerably more bipartisan that last week’s HFSC session (see Client Report CRYPTO24).  Both Chairman Brown (D-OH) and Ranking Member Toomey (R-PA) are in broad agreement on a two-tier structure in which stablecoins are issued either by banks or by nonbanks subject to strict reserve-asset, AML, and related regulation.  That said, we think it may prove difficult for Democrats and Republicans to agree on key details in the construct of a U.S. private stablecoin regime, with the thorniest issue likely to prove the extent to which the federal construct preempts state regulation.  Further, Sen. Brown signaled that there will be more stablecoin hearings before any action occurs, making it unlikely that time will permit resolution of outstanding differences of opinion within the Senate and then with the House before the end of this session.

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24 09, 2021

GSE-092421

2023-08-03T11:07:28-04:00September 24th, 2021|4- GSE Activity Report|

Twenty Years Long and What Do You Get?

According to a group of Senate Democrats, the answer to this question for a new class of federally-backed mortgages is “out of debt.” A new bill thus creates 20-year FRMs with 30-year FRM amortization schedules for low-income, first-generation borrowers. Treasury would then make up the difference to lenders and investors.

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3 09, 2021

Daily090321

2023-08-22T12:48:10-04:00September 3rd, 2021|2- Daily Briefing|

Treasury Emphasizes Global Climate Action, Ducking Demands for Stress Tests, Disclosures
While endorsing bold climate action, Treasury today released a non-committal letter leading to what might be at best faint praise from Sen. Warren (D-MA).

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