GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Member Advocacy Program

Welcome to ETA’s Government Affairs department, dedicated to being the premier voice of the payments industry in Washington and around the country. We advance the interests of our members before policy makers and industry groups. ETA is the premier payments industry advocate and we keep our members up to date on legislative and regulatory decisions impacting our industry.


Scott Talbott
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
Electronic Transactions Association

THE LATEST FROM GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

ETA Submits Letter to the Senate Banking Committee Regarding Financial Reform

April 24, 2017

Dear Chairman Crapo and Ranking Member Brown:

Thank you for the opportunity to submit proposals to promote economic growth and improve participation in the economy. The Electronic Transactions Association (“ETA”) is the leading trade association for themore . . .

ETA State Legislative Issues Update

March 20, 2017

ETA has been busy this year in the state legislatures on behalf of our membership. Please follow this link to view a chart summarizing current state legislative issues. ETA will remain vigilant in opposition to expanded taxes onmore . . .

ETA and NACHA Sign Letter Expressing Concerns with New Mexico H.B. 347

March 17, 2017

Dear President Papen,

The Electronic Transactions Association and NACHA are writing to express our concerns with H.B. 347, The Installment Loan Fee Limits and Literacy Fund Act. Our concerns are centered on section 1 and section 5more . . .

ETA Signs Joint Trade Letter to the FCC Regarding TCPA

March 10, 2017

I. Summary of Petitioners’ Arguments.
The Petitioners are asking the Commission to issue a rule requiring written consent for all calls made to wireless and residential lines subject to TCPA restrictions. In a further effort to expandmore . . .

ETA Signs Joint Trade Letter Supporting Reform of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

March 9, 2017

Dear Chairmen Walden and Ranking Member Pallone:
This week, the full House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 985, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 (FICALA). We write to express our supportmore . . .

ETA Signs Joint Trade Letter Supporting Class Action Reform

March 8, 2017

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

The undersigned organizations write to express our support for H.R. 985, the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017” (FICALA). We are encouraged that legislative action ismore . . .

ETA Signs Joint Trade Letter Supporting CRA Resolution Disapproving of the FCC Broadbrand Privacy Rules

March 7, 2017

Dear Chairman Thune and Ranking Member Nelson,
We, the undersigned organizations and trade associations, thank the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee for holding its oversight hearing of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) and congratulate Commissioner Ajitmore . . .

ETA Submits Comments to the CFPB Regarding Consumer Access to Financial Records

February 21,2017

The Electronic Transactions Association (“ETA”) submits these comments in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (“CFPB”) request for information (“RFI”) on the consumer benefits and risks associated with products and services that rely on access tomore . . .

ETA Submits Comments Regarding the NYDFS’s Proposed Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies

January 27th, 2017

Dear Superintendent Vullo:

The Electronic Transactions Association (“ETA”) appreciates this opportunity to provide comments on the New York State Department of Financial Services (“Department”) proposed Cybersecurity Rules for Financial Services Companies (23 NYCRR 500) (the “Proposal” ormore . . .

ETA Submits Comment Letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s Whitepaper

January 17, 2017

Dear Comptroller Curry:

The Electronic Transactions Association (“ETA”) submits these comments in response to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (“OCC’s”) request for comment on its white paper, “Exploring Special Purpose National Bank Charters formore . . .

ETA Payments Fast Facts – Five Things You Need to Know About Prepaid Cards

December 19, 2016

1. Prepaid Cards Provide Many of the Same Benefits of Bank Accounts

GPR prepaid cards are not phone cards or gift cards. The only differences between GPR and
traditional credit or debit cards is that they do notmore . . .


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