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ETA Government Affairs is 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.

ETA Signs Joint Trade Letter Opposing H.R. 1813 – the Border Wall Funding Act of 2017

May 17, 2017 On behalf of our member companies, many of which engage in the facilitation of remittance transfers, we write to express our concern with H.R. 1813, the Border Wall Funding Act of 2017. This legislation, which would subject remittance transfers from the U.S. to certain countries to a…

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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 the payments industry, representing over 500 companies that offer electronic transaction…

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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 on the payments industry.

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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 5 contained in H.B. 347. Please view ETA’s joint letter with…

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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 expand their opportunity for TCPA litigation, the Petitioners are seeking a…

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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 support for H.R. 985, as it addresses many problems associated with…

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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 is underway to address the trial lawyer-driven class action abuses that…

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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 Ajit Pai on his designation as Chairman. We oppose the FCC’s…

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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 to consumer financial account and account-related information, including access to data by…

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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” or “Rule”). ETA is the leading trade association for the payments…

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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 for Fintech Companies” (the “White Paper”). ETA and its members support…

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ETA OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Scott Talbott
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs
202.677.7403
stalbott@electran.org

PJ Hoffman
Director of Regulatory Affairs
202.677.7417
PJhoffman@electran.org

 

Rebecca Cantrell
Senior Manager, Government Affairs
202.677.7418
rcantrell@electran.org

Grant Carlson
Government Affairs Specialist
202.677.7414
gcarlson@electran.org

PAYMENTS FLY-IN ON CAPITOL HILL FOR ETA MEMBERS

ETA is hosting our annual Payments Fly-In for ETA members on September 13 in Washington, DC.

This is a great opportunity for ETA members to meet with Members of Congress who serve on the two Congressional Payments Caucuses as well as federal regulators to discuss issues facing our industry and providing insight into how our industry works.

ETAPAC is the the political action committee of the payments industry. ETAPAC is an important tool that will allow ETA to more effectively represent your interests in Washington, DC. ETA is working hard on your behalf to explain to the US Congress why the payments industry is vital to the continued economic growth of the United States.