House Financial Services Committee Chair Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and a bipartisan group of legislators asked banking regulators to clarify "through guidance and other actions" that an SEC Staff Accounting Bulletin, which describes how a custodian must account for digital assets, is not enforceable.
Witnesses testified before the House Financial Services Committee on the growing use of cryptocurrencies for money laundering and other illicit finance.
In testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, heads of prudential regulatory agencies described current challenges facing the banking industry and risks to financial stability.
Senator Cynthia M. Lummis (R-WY) and Representative French Hill (R-AR) urged the DOJ to evaluate the extent to which Binance and Tether are supporting terrorism through violations of federal law on material support to entities engaged in terrorism, applicable sanctions laws, and the Bank Secrecy Act.
Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and 10 other Republican Senators urged Treasury and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to examine the impact of Chinese Communist Party payment networks on the U.S. financial system.