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Daily Financial Regulation Update -- Tuesday, November 2, 2021

November 02, 2021

By FedACTion Task Force

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Major Developments

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Report: President's Working Group on Financial Markets Releases Report and Recommendations on Stablecoins

November 1, 2021

The President's Working Group on Financial Markets, joined by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, released a report and recommendations on stablecoins. Stablecoins are a type of digital asset generally designed to maintain a stable value relative to an asset class such as the U.S. dollar. While stablecoins currently are used to facilitate trading of other digital assets, in the future stablecoins are expected to be more widely used as a means of payment by households and businesses.

Paul Hastings attorneys are actively analyzing the Report and its implications and will be preparing additional analyses.

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.

Federal Agencies

Federal Reserve Board

Report: 2021 Audit of the CFPB's Information Security Program

November 1, 2021

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Office of Inspector General published its 2021 Audit of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection's Information Security Program.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development/Federal Housing Administration

HUD Allocates More than $2 Billion to Advance Equitable Disaster Recovery, Build Climate Change Resilience

November 1, 2021

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the allocation of more than $2 billion in CDBG-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) and CDBG-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds appropriated in the continuing resolution, the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act, signed into law on September 30, 2021.

Federal Housing Finance Agency

Working Paper 21-03: The Riskiness of Outstanding Mortgages in the United States, 1999 – 2019

November 1, 2021

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) published Working Paper 21-03 titled, "The Riskiness of Outstanding Mortgages in the United States, 1999-2019."

State Agencies

New York State Department of Financial Services

Governor Hochul Signs Legislation Expanding New York Community Reinvestment Act to Non-Depository Mortgage Lenders

November 1, 2021

Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation (S.5246-A/A.6247-A) to ensure equal access to credit by expanding the New York Community Reinvestment Act to cover non-depository lenders.

International

Bank of England

Fourth Edition of the Regulatory Initiatives Grid

November 1, 2021

The Bank of England published its Fourth Edition of the Regulatory Initiatives Grid (Grid). Among the initiatives included in the Grid are new climate-related additions around introducing the Sustainable Finance Disclosure regime, Net Zero Transition Plans, and work on environmental, social and governance issues in capital markets.

Administration Changes

Appointments/Confirmation Hearings

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

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

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

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

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