United States Representative Tom Emmer, Majority Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives — who has previously expressed concerns about the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission’s (SEC) actions in the cryptocurrency industry — sponsored an appropriations amendment restricting the SEC’s use of funds on digital asset enforcement on Sept. 8.

In his statement, Emmer criticizes SEC Chair Gary Gensler, alleging he has overstepped his authority, which is negatively affecting the American people. Emmer urged Congress to utilize its available methods and proper procedures to thwart any potential misuse of taxpayer funds by Gensler and the SEC.