Wednesday Apr 16
Key Senators' Highway-Bill Outline Needs Revenue
The search for a new transportation bill has passed a key milepost in the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee .
Bipartisan deal on highway bill renewal still leaves funding up in the air
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara Boxer on Thursday announced a bipartisan deal to extend a transportation bill beyond Sept.
Bitcoin players knock on Washington doors
Bitcoin companies are hiring lobbyists, visiting lawmakers on Capitol Hill and writing to agencies about how they should write rules that will determine the future of the fast-growing virtual currency.
Boxer Plans Committee Action Soon on New Highway Bill
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer is moving ahead with the highway-policy portion of a draft new surface-transportation legislative package.
urges national data security standards
April 2, 2014 - NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler wrote the leaders of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in advance of today's hearing on data security, to urge the adoption of national data security standards for retailers.
The Washington Post
Bitcoin Is Property Not Currency in Tax System, U.S. Says
The U.S. government will treat Bitcoin as property for tax purposes, applying rules it uses to govern stocks and barter transactions, the Internal Revenue Service said in its first substantive ruling on the issue.