Legislation/Regulation

SEC Failing to Provide Adequate Time for Public Feedback on Rulemaking

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is limiting timeframes for stakeholders to provide public comment on rulemaking. This is especially concerning because the SEC has been issuing complex and controversial draft rules for topics such as manipulation of security-based swaps, stock buybacks, insider trading, incentive-based compensation, and proxy voting.  Failure…

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ATR Op-Ed in The Washington Times: “Biden appointee Gary Gensler trying to make it pricier to trade stocks”

In an op-ed published in The Washington Times this week, ATR Federal Affairs Manager Bryan Bashur emphasizes the importance of payment for order flow (PFOF) as an innovative component of stock trading that has allowed brokers to eliminate commissions for individual investors. The deregulation of stock trading commissions in…

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ATR Op-Ed in Townhall: How Stablecoins Can Help the Underbanked

In an op-ed published in Townhall yesterday, ATR Federal Affairs Manager Bryan Bashur outlined how stablecoins (digital tokens backed by reserve assets such as the U.S. dollar or short-term debt) can provide financial services to Americans who have previously lacked easy access to capital. Lower-income individuals, minorities, and rural communities are…

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ATR Op-Ed in RealClearMarkets: Emphasis On ESG Investing Will Compromise Future Retirements

In an op-ed published in RealClearMarkets last week, ATR Federal Affairs Manager Bryan Bashur highlighted the Biden administration’s misguided initiative to weaponize environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing strategies. Biden’s support for ESG will kill energy jobs and put Americans’ retirement savings at risk. As Bashur points out: Within his first…

Legislation/Regulation

ATR Supports Rep. McHenry’s Bipartisan “Keep Innovation in America Act”

This week, Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), ranking member of the House Committee on Financial Services, introduced the Keep Innovation in America Act (H.R. 6006) a bill that would both protect the privacy of investors in digital assets, and mitigate burdensome reporting requirements for crypto miners; validators; and software, hardware, and protocol…