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 Comments Regarding the CFPB’s Proposed Arbitration Rules

August 22, 2016

Dear Ms. Jackson:
The Electronic Transactions Association (“ETA”) hereby respectfully submits its comments in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (“Bureau”) above-captioned Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) on arbitration. ETA submits that the proposed rules shouldmore . . .

ETA Testifies On Online Small Business Lending

July 12, 2016

CAN Capital testified on behalf of ETA before the House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit. Parris Sanz, Chief Legal Officer of CAN Capital delivered the testimony and was part ofmore . . .

ETA Signs Industry Letter to the House Energy & Commerce Committee on FCC Proposed Privacy Rules Hearing

June 13, 2016

Dear Chairman Walden and Ranking Member Eshoo:

We, the undersigned trade associations, collectively represent hundreds of companies from small businesses to household brands engaging in responsible data collection and use that benefit consumers and the economy. Wemore . . .

ETA Sends Letter to the PA Legislature in Support of the Agent of the Payee Exemption in HB 850

June 6, 2016

Dear Chair Harris and Chair Thomas,

On behalf of the members of the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), I write in support of the agent of the payee exemption included in HB 850, which would update and modernizemore . . .

ETA Submits Comments to the FCC Regarding Proposed Privacy & Data Security Rules

May 27, 2016

The Electronic Transactions Association (“ETA”) hereby submits its comments in response to the Commission’s above-captioned Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”).1 ETA is the leading trade association for the payments industry, representing over 500 companies that offermore . . .

ETA Sends Letter to the OCC Supporting Responsible Innovation in the Federal Banking System

May 27, 2016

The Electronic Transactions Association (“ETA”) hereby respectfully submits its comments in response to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (“OCC”) white paper on Supporting Responsible Innovation in the Federal Banking System. ETA is themore . . .

ETA Signs Joint Trade Letters in Support of S 2707 / HR 4773, the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act

April 18, 2016

Dear Representative:

On behalf of the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity (the Partnership) and the undersigned 340 local and national organizations representing small and large businesses, nonprofits, institutions of higher education, schools, cities and counties, we writemore . . .

ETA Submits Comments to the NY Department of Financial Services Regarding Proposed Regulations of Transaction Monitoring and Filtering Systems Maintained by Banks

April 1, 2016

The Electronic Transactions Association hereby submits its comments in response to the Department of Financial Services’ proposal to adopt regulations designed to clarify the required attributes of the Transaction Monitoring and Filtering Program and Watch Listmore . . .

ETA Letter of Support – Digital Security Commission Act of 2016

March 21, 2016

On behalf of the members of the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), I write in support of your introductions of S. 2604 and H.R. 4651, respectively. ETA is encouraged by your leadership and the bipartisan support inmore . . .

ETA Summary Sheet Outlining Blockchain Technology

March 17, 2016

What is Blockchain?

A blockchain is a data structure that makes it possible to create a digital ledger of transactions and share it among a distributed network of computers. It uses cryptography to allow each participant onmore . . .

ETA Submits Petition for Declaratory Order to Washington State

March 2, 2016

The Electronic Transactions Association (“ETA”), pursuant to the Washington Administrative Procedure Act chapter 34.05.240 RCW,1 hereby requests that the Department of Financial Institutions issue a Declaratory Order clarifying the scope and applicability of the Division ofmore . . .


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