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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.

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ETA to Testify Before United States Trade Representative in Opposition to Tariffs on Cash Registers and Point-of-Sale Devices

Washington, D.C. – May 15, 2018 – The following can be attributed to Jason Oxman, Chief Executive Officer of the Electronic Transactions Association, ahead of his testimony on Wednesday at the public hearings at the Office of the United States Trade Representative on the administration’s proposed tariffs on $50 billion…

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ETA Signs Joint Trade Letter Opposing California Senate Bill 1121

The California Chamber of Commerce and the coalition of business and technology organizations listed above respectfully OPPOSE SB 1121 (Dodd), as amended April 26, 2018 as a JOB KILLER. The stated goal of SB 1121 is to help prevent data breaches exposing the personal information of California residents. The reality…

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ETA Signs Joint Trade Letter to House Ways and Means Committee Expressing Concern with the Potential Impact of the Trump Administration’s Proposed Tariffs on Chinese Imports

Dear Chairman Brady and Ranking Member Neal, The undersigned organizations representing U.S. manufacturers, farmers and agribusinesses, retailers, technology companies, importers, exporters, and other supply chain stakeholders are writing to express our deep concern with potential impact of the Administration’s decision to use tariffs to address China’s unfair trade practices and…

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ETA Submits Comments to the CFPB Regarding its Civil Investigative Demand (CID) Process

The Electronic Transactions Association (“ETA”) submits these comments in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) Request for Information (“RFI”) Regarding the Bureau’s Civil Investigative Demand (“CID”) Processes. ETA is the leading trade association for the payments industry, representing over 500 companies that offer electronic transaction processing products and…

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ETA Signs Joint Letter on Patent Reform

Dear Congressmen Stivers and Foster: The undersigned write this letter to express serious concerns about the STRONGER Patents Act of 2018, which will not only undermine vital congressional reforms that American businesses have relied on to fight back against frivolous, abusive patent litigation, but also embolden litigation abusers and significantly…

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ETA Signs Joint Trade Letter to Congressional Appropriators Urging Inclusion of H.R. 3860, the IRS Data Verification Modernization Act, in FY ‘18 Omnibus Bill

As you assemble the FY 2018 omnibus appropriations bill, we hope you would retain provisions of the FY ‘18 Financial Services General Government Appropriations bill based on the bipartisan IRS Data Verification Modernization Act, H.R.3860. This bill would require small tech upgrades at the IRS which would produce great benefits…

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ETA Submits Comments on Payment Canada’s Modernization Target State

ETA submitted comments in response to Payments Canada’s request for comment on its Modernization Target State. In its comments ETA offered support for Payments Canada’s vision for modernization and specifically the introduction of a Real-Time Rail (“RTR”) to serve as a platform for innovation in the Canadian payments ecosystem. ETA…

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ETA Applauds the House of Representatives for Passage of the Protecting Consumers’ Access to Credit Act

H.R. 3299 provides a legislative solution to the uncertainty created by the Second Circuit case Madden v. Midland The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) released the following statement from CEO Jason Oxman following the House Passage of H.R. 3299, the Protecting Consumers’ Access to Credit Act: “Passage of the bill by…

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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 OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

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

Grant Hannah
Government Affairs Coordinator
202.677.7414
ghannah@electran.org

PJ Hoffman
Director of Regulatory Affairs
202.677.7417
PJhoffman@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.