CBDC opponent is Republican speaker candidate for four hours

Emmer has introduced 'CBDC Anti-Surveillance Act' to lower house


A prominent opponent of a US central bank digital currency (CBDC) was briefly the Republican Party’s candidate for speaker of the US House of Representatives yesterday (October 24). However, he was forced to withdraw after four hours, in part due to opposition from former president Donald Trump.

Tom Emmer, a Minnesota legislator and the Republican whip, introduced the “CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act” in September. The House financial services committee approved the legislation on September 20

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