In response to a request from the Senate Agriculture Committee requesting input on issues related to reauthorization of the Commodity Exchange Act, CMC submitted a letter highlighting member issues in two major categories: improvements to the protection of customer collateral in derivatives markets and concerns related to the implementation of various provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act with respect to the impacts on commercial end-users.  Issues related to the following topics were addressed in the letter: Customer Protection rule, Regulation 1.35, Swap Dealer definition, reporting and recordkeeping, real-time reporting, inter-affiliate transactions, position limits, and bona fide hedging.