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PH FedACTion: Financial Regulatory Updates

Daily Financial Regulation Update -- Thursday, April 21, 2022

April 21, 2022

By FedACTion Task Force

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Federal Agencies

U.S. Department of the Treasury

U.S. Treasury Designates Facilitators of Russian Sanctions Evasion, including a Digital Minor

April 20, 2022

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control designated entities and individuals involved in attempts to evade sanctions imposed by the United States and its international partners on Russia. OFAC also designated companies operating in Russia's virtual currency mining industry, reportedly the third largest in the world. This represents the first time Treasury has designated a virtual currency mining company as a sanctioned entity.

Joint IMFC and Development Committee Statement by Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen

April 20, 2022

Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen released a joint IMFC and Development Committee statement regarding Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

READOUT: Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo's Anti-Corruption Roundtable

April 20, 2022

Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo hosted an anti-corruption roundtable with leaders of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to discuss Treasury's anti-corruption strategy and priorities.

Federal Reserve Board

Report: Beige Book

April 20, 2022

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve published the April 2022 Beige Book.

Paper: Spread Too Thin: The Impact of Lean Inventories

April 20, 2022

The Federal Reserve Board published an International Finance Discussion Paper entitled, "Spread Too Thin: The Impact of Lean Inventories."

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Blog Post: Inflation Persistence: How Much Is There and Where Is It Coming From?

April 20, 2022

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York published a Liberty Street Economics blog post entitled, "Inflation Persistence: How Much Is There and Where Is It Coming From?"

Conference of State Bank Supervisors

CSBS Releases 2021 Annual Report

April 20, 2022

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors released its 2021 Annual Report.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Working Paper: Upstream, Downstream and Common Firm Shocks

April 20, 2022

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation published a working paper entitled, "Upstream, Downstream and Common Firm Shocks."

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Launches Project REACh Efforts in Milwaukee

April 20, 2022

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael J. Hsu announced the launch of Project REACh, the Roundtable for Economic Access and Change, in Milwaukee.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

CFPB Report Spotlights Medical Billing Challenges

April 20, 2022

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a report examining the financial consequences of medical billing and collections endured by individuals and families across the country.

International

Bank of England Prudential Regulation Authority

Prudential Regulation Authority Business Plan 2022/23

April 20, 2022

The Bank of England Prudential Regulation Authority released its 2022-23 Business Plan.

UK Financial Conduct Authority

FCA finalizes proposals to boost disclosure of diversity on listed company boards and executive committees

April 20, 2022

The FCA has finalized rules requiring listed companies to report information and disclose against targets on the representation of women and ethnic minorities on their boards and executive management, making it easier for investors to see the diversity of their senior leadership teams.

Administration Changes

Vacancies

Federal Reserve Board

  • Vice Chair for Supervision – Michael S. Barr nominated April 15, 2022
  • Governor – Lisa Cook nominated January 14, 2022
    (nomination hearing held on February 3, 2022; tied-committee vote March 16, 2022 full Senate vote to consider nomination March 29, 2022)
  • Governor – Phillip Jefferson, nominated January 14, 2022
    (nomination hearing held on February 3, 2022); committee approval March 16, 2022)

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

  • Chair – Vacant (Martin Gruenberg serves as Acting Chair)
  • Vice Chairman – Vacant

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

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

Commodity Futures Commission

  • Three (3) Commissioner Vacancies

Appointments/Confirmation Hearings

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

Federal Reserve Board

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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

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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