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.
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
Electronic Transactions Association
THE LATEST FROM GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
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 on<><>more . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
December 7, 2016
On behalf of the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA), thank you for your service
and leadership in the 114th Congress.
As the new Congress convenes and Republican leadership outlines its priorities for the
115th Congress, ETA asks that you considermore . . .