The CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act, aimed at preventing “unelected bureaucrats in Washington” from issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC), has taken one step further on its procedural journey after it passed the House Financial Services Committee.

According to a press release distributed by the bill’s author, Representative Tom Emmer, on Sept. 20, the CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act was passed out of the committee and favorably reported to the House floor. That means the bill will next face a congressional vote.