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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 Submits Statement for the Record to House Ways & Means Committee in Support of Electronic Distribution of Federal Income Tax Refunds

ETA submitted a statement for the record to the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Oversight for its Member day hearing on legislation to improve tax administration. In this statement ETA calls on Congress to work with the IRS to implement electronic payments for federal income tax refunds.  Federal income…

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ETA Submits Policy Considerations to Foster Economic Growth and Innovation to the House Committee on Financial Services

ETA recently submitted a document outlining policy considerations to foster economic growth and innovation to the House Committee on Financial Services. In this document ETA calls for a positive regulatory environment and outlines the following proposals to achieve that goal: 1. Support the OCC FinTech Charter and ILC Charters 2.…

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ETA Applauds Extension of Prepaid Rule to 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – JANUARY 25, 2018 – The following statement can be attributed to Jason Oxman, CEO of the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA): “We applaud the leadership of the CFPB in extending the overall effective date of the prepaid rule. The extension of the overall effective date to 2019, as…

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ETA Signs Letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee Urging Congress to Adopt a Federal Uniform Standard for Data Protection and Breach Notification

The undersigned organizations, representing companies across the American economy, take the stewardship and protection of customers’ personal information very seriously. That is why we support federal legislation to protect personal information and, in the event of a data breach that could result in identity theft or other financial harm, ensure…

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ETA Commends Congress and The President on Tax Reform

Washington, D.C. – December 22, 2017 – Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) CEO Jason Oxman issued the following statement today after President Trump signed major tax reform legislation into law: “We applaud Congress for enacting, and the President for signing, this landmark tax reform legislation. This historic tax reform will strengthen…

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ETA’s Statement Regarding the CFPB Extension on the Prepaid Rule

Washington, D.C. – December 21, 2017 – We were very pleased with the announcement from the CFPB that they will issue an extension on the prepaid rule. We thank the CFPB for acknowledging the challenges with implementing the rule and we applaud the Bureau for allowing additional time to comply.

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ETA Applauds Congress for Passing Historic Tax Reform Legislation

Washington, D.C. – December 20, 2017 – Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) CEO Jason Oxman issued the following statement today after the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate passed tax reform legislation. “We applaud Congress for enacting this landmark tax reform legislation which will strengthen the economy by lowering the corporate…

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ETA sends letter to the House and Senate in support of the tax reform bill – H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Electronic Transactions Association (“ETA”), supports H.R. 1, “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” We urge you to vote for the bill. H.R. 1 is welcome news for American businesses, consumers, and the U.S. economy. The U.S. has one of the highest corporate tax rates and the most complex tax code…

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ETA Releases Its 2018 Regulatory and Legislative Priorities

After receiving input from its members and board, ETA is pleased to release its 2018 Regulatory and Legislative Priorities. The general principles ETA supports are: a competitive marketplace; a positive policy environment to encourage FinTech; harmonization between federal and state policies; and a tailored approach to regulations. See full list…

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ETA Comments on FTC Strategic Plan

Washington D.C – December 5, 2017 – The Electronic Transactions Association (“ETA”) submits these comments in response to the FTC’s request for information on the Draft Strategic Plan FY 2018-22 (“The Plan”). ETA appreciates the opportunity to participate in the conversation as the FTC plans for the next 4 years.…

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ETA Commends the Senate for Passing Tax Reform Legislation

Washington, D.C. – December 1, 2017 – Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) CEO Jason Oxman issued the following statement tonight after the U.S. Senate passed tax reform legislation. “We are pleased that the Senate passed tax reform legislation. As the voice of the payments industry – made up of technology companies,…

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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

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.