Summary: H.R.6197 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/11/2020)

CFTC Reauthorization Act of 2019

This bill reauthorizes through FY2025 the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and generally revises provisions related to the CFTC. Among other things, the bill

  • exempts certain companies from the mandatory swaps clearing requirements if they have less than $10 million in assets,
  • provides for the regulation of digital commodities,
  • exempts certain charitable organizations from commodity trading advisor and commodity pool operator registration requirements,
  • provides that the CFTC's authority to enforce prohibitions regarding fraud and other disruptive trading practices applies to foreign activities,
  • eliminates the double-sided confirmation requirement for swap data repositories, and
  • expands whistleblower protections.