The ATPC applauded the creation of the bipartisan U.S. Senate Payments Innovation Caucus in 2015. The caucus, led in part by Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-­‐GA) will explore innovative technologies in the payments industry, including addressing issues in data security, consumer protection and the electronic payments industry. The caucus was also co-­‐founded by Sens. Tom Carper (D-­‐DE), Mike Rounds (R-­‐SD), and Gary Peters (D-­‐MI).
“Senator Isakson has already gone to bat for Georgia’s 40,000 financial technology employees, and we look forward to working with this caucus to forge broad and bipartisan support for the industry among his Senate peers,” said ATPC Executive Director H. West Richards. “The payments industry is a vital part of Georgia’s economy, and we are grateful that our delegation in Congress is working in a united front to support it.”
“I am very pleased to co-­‐chair a caucus to support the payments industry that is so centralized in Georgia,” Isakson said. “The Senate Payments Innovation Caucus will work to educate others in the Senate on how to support industry innovation and related policy issues to keep our payments industry number one in the world.”
The creation of the Senate Payments Innovation Caucus followed the founding of the Congressional Payments Technology Caucus in the House of Representatives. Two Georgia congressmen, Lynn Westmoreland and David Scott, are founding members of that caucus.