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Daily Financial Regulation Update -- Tuesday, August 10, 2021

August 10, 2021

By FedACTion Task Force

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Congress

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.

U.S. Senate

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

Senators Announce Agreement on Digital Asset Reporting Requirements in Infrastructure Bill

August 9, 2021

Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA) Mark Warner (D-VA) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Rob Portman (R-OH) announced an agreement on an amendment to fix digital asset reporting requirements in the infrastructure bill.

Federal Agencies

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Statement: Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen on the Debt Limit

August 9, 2021

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen released a statement regarding the debt limit.

Federal Reserve Board

Paper: Growth at Risk From Climate Change

August 9, 2021

The Federal Reserve Board published a paper titled, "Growth at Risk From Climate Change," discussing how climate change affect risks to economic activity.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Consumers Expect Higher Earnings Growth and Greater Ease of Finding Jobs Over the Next Year

August 9, 2021

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Center for Microeconomic Data released the July 2021 Survey of Consumer Expectations, which shows that households' expectations about year-ahead earnings growth and the likelihood of finding a job increased sharply in July. Short-term inflation expectations were unchanged while medium-term inflation expectation ticked up. While remaining elevated, home price growth expectations declined.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

FDIC Requests Four Companies to Submit Pilot Proposals in Next Phase of Rapid Phased Prototyping Competition

August 9, 2021

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation requested that four companies submit proposals as part of the next phase of an ongoing Rapid Phased Prototyping Competition to accelerate the adoption of modern technological tools. These tools would help financial institutions draw inferences from their data, and improve data structure, portability, and processing that may support more efficient back-office operations and reporting.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Blog Post: Four Reasons Why Landlords Should Take Advantage of Federal Rental Assistance

August 9, 2021

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau posted a blog titled, "Four Reasons Why Landlords Should Take Advantage of Federal Rental Assistance."

U.S. Department of Education

New Interpretation to Encourage State Collaboration on Student Loan Servicing

August 9, 2021

The U.S. Department of Education released a new legal interpretation that revises and clarifies its position on the legality of state laws and regulations that govern various aspects of the servicing of federal student loans. This action will help states enforce borrower bills of rights or other similar laws to address issues with servicing of federal student loans. This change is part of Federal Student Aid's efforts to strengthen the student loan program by enhancing oversight and accountability for student loan servicers in order to protect students, borrowers, and taxpayers.

International

Bank of England

How Have Payment Holidays Supported Mortgage Borrowers During the COVID-19 Crisis?

August 9, 2021

The Bank Overground Blog of the Bank of England published a blog post titled, "How Have Payment Holidays Supported Mortgage Borrowers During the COVID-19 Crisis?"

What Are Negative Interest Rates, And How Would They Affect Me?

August 9, 2021

The KnowledgeBank Blog of the Bank of England published a blog post titled, "What Are Negative Interest Rates, and How Would They Affect Me?"

Administration Changes

Appointments/Confirmation Hearings

Department of the Treasury - Janet Yellen (effective January 26, 2021)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Rohit Chopra (Nominee)

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

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

Commodity Futures Trade Commission

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

National Credit Union Administration - Todd M. Harper

Department of Housing and Urban Development - Marcia Fudge (effective March 10, 2021)

Department of Education - Dr. Miguel Cardona (effective March 2, 2021)