Lobbying Relationship

Client

Circle

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Lobbying firm

Invariant LLC

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  • Educate policymakers on Circles business model. Educate Members of Congress on stablecoin and cryptocurrency issues and legislation, including H.R.4763, the Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act; H.R. 4766, the Clarity for Payment Stablecoins Act of 2023, and S.2281, the Lummis-Gillibrand Responsible Financial Innovation Act.; and anti-money laundering legislation, including S.2355, the Crypto-Asset National Security Enhancement and Enforcement Act, and S.266, the Digital Asset Anti Money Laundering Act. Monitor cryptocurrency proposals.

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General Issues: Financial Institutions/Investments/Securities, Banking

Spending: about $960,000 (But it's complicated. Here's why.)

Agencies lobbied since 2021: U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, Treasury - Dept of, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

Bills mentioned

S.4760: Digital Commodities Consumer Protection Act of 2022

Sponsor: Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)

S.4356: Lummis-Gillibrand Responsible Financial Innovation Act

Sponsor: Cynthia M. Lummis (R-Wyo.)

H.R.4763: Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act

Sponsor: Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.)

H.R.4766: Clarity for Payment Stablecoins Act of 2023

Sponsor: Patrick T. McHenry (R-N.C.)

S.2355: Crypto-Asset National Security Enhancement and Enforcement Act of 2023

Sponsor: Jack Reed (D-R.I.)

S.266: CHOICE Act

Sponsor: Tim Scott (R-S.C.)

S.2281: Lummis-Gillibrand Responsible Financial Innovation Act

Sponsor: Cynthia M. Lummis (R-Wyo.)

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Lobbyists

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Lobbyist Covered positions?
Carolyn Coda Special Assistant, Office of Legislative Affairs, US Department of the Treasury (2006-2008)
Noah Marine Leg. Dir, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (2013-2017) Leg. Asst, Rep. Ed Perlmutter (2011-2013)
Joseph Smith Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the Secretary, Department of the Interior, 2007-2009; Director of Operations, Department of the Treasury, 2017-2020
Matt Russell Legislative Assistant, Committee on Ways and Means (2016-2018)
Zachary Cooper Staff Assistant, Rep. Maxine Waters
Joseph Vaughan Senior Diversity and Inclusion Policy Advisor and Designee, House Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion (2020-2021)
Kelly Hitchcock Professional Staff, House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government (2011-2017), Staff Assistant, House Appropriations Committee (2006-2011)
Quincy Enoch n/a

Disclosures Filed

Once a lobbying engagement begins, the lobbyist or firm is required to file updates four times a year. Those updates sometimes change which lobbyists are involved or add new issues being discussed. When lobbyists stop working for a client, the firm is also supposed to file a report disclosing the end of the relationship.

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Source: Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives and Secretary of the Senate

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