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PH FedACTion: Financial Regulatory Updates

Daily Financial Regulation Update -- Friday, October 21, 2022

October 21, 2022

By FedACTion Task Force

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Major Developments

Remarks by FDIC Acting Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg at the Brookings Institution on the Prudential Regulation of Crypto-Assets

October 20, 2022

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Acting Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg delivered remarks on the prudential regulation of crypto-assets at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

Treasury Releases First-Ever CFIUS Enforcement and Penalty Guidelines

October 20, 2022

The Department of the Treasury, as Chair of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), released the first-ever CFIUS Enforcement and Penalty Guidelines.

Congress

U.S. Senate

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Toomey, Van Hollen Release Readout on Call with Ukrainian Ambassador on U.S. Support, Secondary Sanctions Proposal

October 20, 2022

Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) spoke with Ukrainian Ambassador Oksana Markarova about the critical importance of continued U.S. support of Ukraine in the face of Vladimir Putin's aggression.

Federal Agencies

U.S. Department of Justice

Justice Department Announces New Charges, Convictions, and Sentencings in Ongoing Initiative Targeting Pandemic Relief Fraud

October 20, 2022

The Department of Justice announced new criminal charges, convictions, and sentences as part of its ongoing initiative to prosecute fraud in connection with various pandemic relief programs under the CARES Act, including the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, as well as other crimes relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal Reserve Board

Remarks by Governor Bowman at "Toward an Inclusive Recovery"

October 20, 2022

Federal Reserve Board Governor Michelle W. Bowman gave welcoming remarks at "Toward an Inclusive Recovery," a research seminar sponsored by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Blog: Economic Inequality Series - How Have Racial and Ethnic Earnings Gaps Changed after COVID-19?

October 20, 2022

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York published a Liberty Street Economics blog post in its "Economic Inequality Series: The Labor Market after the COVID Recession" entitled, "How Have Racial and Ethnic Earnings Gaps Changed after COVID-19?"

Blog: Economic Inequality Series - Long COVID Appears to Have Led to a Surge of the Disabled in the Workplace

October 20, 2022

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York published a Liberty Street Economics blog post in its "Economic Inequality Series: The Labor Market after the COVID Recession" entitled, "Long COVID Appears to Have Led to a Surge of the Disabled in the Workplace."

Conference of State Bank Supervisors

State Regulators Provide Licensees Tips to Prepare for NMLS Annual Renewal

October 20, 2022

State regulators encourage individuals and businesses in the mortgage, money transmission, debt collection and consumer financial services industry to get ready for the November 1 start of Nationwide Multistate Licensing System annual license renewal by taking steps to prepare in advance.

Securities and Exchange Commission

Commissioner Uyeda's Remarks at the APABA-DC Awards and Installation Reception

October 20, 2022

Securities and Exchange Commission Commissioner Mark T. Uyeda gave remarks at the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area Awards and Installation Reception.

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

CFTC Releases Annual Enforcement Results

October 20, 2022

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today released the agency's enforcement results for Fiscal Year 2022 that demonstrates its continued commitment to protecting customers and ensuring market integrity.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

CFPB Issues Advisory Opinion on Facially False Credit Report Information

October 20, 2022

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued an advisory opinion discussing Fair Credit Reporting Act requirements related to procedures for ensuring the prevention of facially false information in credit reports.

Report of the CFPB Education Loan Ombudsman

October 20, 2022

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Education Loan Ombudsman issued the annual report to Congress analyzes complaint data from September 1, 2021, through August 31, 2022.

National Credit Union Administration

NCUA Board Approves Risk-Appetite Statement; Briefed on Central Liquidity Facility and Cybersecurity

October 20, 2022

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board held its ninth open meeting 2022, and approved the agency's Enterprise Risk Appetite Statement, which helps the agency align risks and opportunities when making decisions and allocating resources to achieve the agency's strategic goals and objectives. The NCUA Board was also briefed on the state of the Central Liquidity Facility and cybersecurity trends affecting federally insured credit unions and the broader financial system.

International

European Banking Authority

EBA publishes final standards and guidelines on interest rate risk arising from non-trading book activities

October 20, 2022

The European Banking Authority published a final set of Guidelines and two final draft Regulatory Technical Standards specifying technical aspects of the revised framework capturing interest rate risks for banking book positions.

Bank of England

Paper: Structural change, global R* and the missing-investment puzzle

October 20, 2022

The Bank of England published a staff working paper entitled, "Structural change, global R* and the missing-investment puzzle."

Market Notice: Asset Purchase Facility: Gilt Sales

October 20, 2022

The Bank of England released a market notice setting out the updated schedule for planned gilt sale operations for Q4 2022.

Speech: The inflationary consequences of real shocks

October 20, 2022

Bank of England Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy Ben Broadbent gave a speech entitled, "The inflationary consequences of real shocks."

Administration Changes

Vacancies

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

  • Chair – Vacant (Martin Gruenberg serves as Acting Chair)
  • Vice Chairman – Travis Hill (nominated September 20, 2022)
  • Member – Jonathan McKernan (nominated September 20, 2022)

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

  • Comptroller – Vacant (Michael Hsu serves as Acting Comptroller)

Appointments/Confirmation Hearings

U.S. Department of the Treasury – Janet Yellen (effective January 26, 2021)

Federal Reserve Board – Jerome H. Powell (effective May 23, 2022)

Federal Reserve Bank of New York – John C. Williams (effective June 18, 2018)

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – Martin Gruenberg (Acting Chair, appointed February 5, 2022)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Rohit Chopra (effective October 12, 2021)

Securities and Exchange Commission – Gary Gensler (effective April 17, 2021)

Small Business Administration – Isabella Casillas Guzman (effective March 16, 2021)

Commodity Futures Trade Commission – Rostin Behnam (effective December 17, 2021)

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

National Credit Union Administration – Todd M. Harper

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Marcia Fudge (effective March 10, 2021)

Federal Housing Finance Agency – Sandra L. Thompson, (confirmed May 25, 2022)

U.S. Department of Education – Dr. Miguel Cardona (effective March 2, 2021)

PH Client Alerts

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Legislation/Legislative Updates

Click here to view the full text of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the "CARES Act"), Enacted March 27, 2020.

Click here to view the full text of the Paycheck Protection Program Increase Act of 2020, Enacted April 24, 2020.

Click here to view the full text of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, Enacted June 5, 2020.

Click here to view the full text of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Enacted December 27, 2020.

Click here to view the full text of the American Rescue Plan of 2021, Enacted March 11, 2021.

Click here to view the full text of the PPP Extension Act of 2021, Enacted March 30, 2021.

Click here to view a running list of proposed legislation from the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, House Committee on Financial Services, and House Committee on Small Business.

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