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  • Federal Communications Commission to Vote on designating Boston and Raleigh as Newest FCC Innovation Zones

    Federal Communications Commission to Vote on designating Boston and Raleigh as Newest FCC Innovation Zones

    Federal Communications Commission to Vote on designating Boston and Raleigh as Newest FCC Innovation Zones | site |



    Boston and Raleigh Would Join New York City and Salt Lake City as Innovation and Research Test Beds for Advanced Wireless Technologies Like 5G and Open RAN


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) press release dated: July 14, 2021) Washington, July 14, 2021—FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel today proposed establishing Raleigh, North Carolina and Boston, Massachusetts as innovation zones to allow for advanced wireless communications and network innovation and research. These designations would, among other positive impacts, help spur the development and integration of 5G network technologies and open radio access networks, or Open RAN. Innovation zones are FCC-designated, city-scale test beds managed by the National Science Foundation’s Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research. If a...
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  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces Key Staff Appointments

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces Key Staff Appointments

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announces Key Staff Appointments | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development press release dated: July 9, 2021)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced several key additions to HUD staff since March. These talented and diverse individuals join HUD ready to deliver results for the American people by tackling our nation’s housing challenges to build a stronger, more equitable America.

    Appointees are listed below in alphabetical order. Previously announced appointees are listed here and here.

    Victoria Brown, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the Secretary Mikaela Gerwin, Special Assistant and Briefing Book Coordinator, Office of the Secretary David Gonzalez Rice, Special Assistant for Housing and Services, Office of the Secretary Caitlin Grady, Director of Scheduli
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  • Federal Reserve Board announces it will extend for a final time its Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility, or PPPLF, by an additional Month to July 30, 2021

    Federal Reserve Board announces it will extend for a final time its Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility, or PPPLF, by an additional Month to July 30, 2021 | site |



    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: June 25, 2021) The Federal Reserve Board on Friday announced it will extend for a final time its Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility, or PPPLF, by an additional month to July 30, 2021. The extension is being made as an operational accommodation to allow additional processing time for banks, community development financial institutions, and other financial institutions to pledge to the facility any Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, loans approved by the Small Business Administration through the June 30 expiration of the PPP program. The PPPLF extends term credit to financial institutions making PPP loans, accepting the PPP loans as collateral. The liquidity provided ...
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  • Statement by Miguel Cardona Secretary of Education on the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education

    Statement by Miguel Cardona Secretary of Education on the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: June 24, 2021)



    Statement by Miguel Cardona Secretary of Education on the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education



    Good morning Chair Scott and Ranking Member Foxx. I am pleased to join you today, and I am proud to testify about the policies and priorities of the Department of Education, including President Biden's fiscal year 2022 Budget Request for the Department of Education. The full fiscal year 2022 Budget Request, which was released a little over two weeks ago, makes good on President Biden's campaign commitment to reverse years of underinvestment in Federal education programs and would begin to address the significant inequities that millions of students—primarily students of...
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  • Federal Housing Administration takes steps to remove barriers to Homeownership for those with Student Loan Debt

    Federal Housing Administration takes steps to remove barriers to Homeownership for those with Student Loan Debt | site |



    Updates to Single Family student loan monthly payment calculation expand access to FHA-insured mortgage financing for creditworthy individuals, particularly in communities of color


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] press release dated: June 18, 2021)

    Washington - - The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) on Friday announced updates to its student loan monthly payment calculations to take steps to remove barriers and provide more access to affordable single family FHA-insured mortgage financing for creditworthy individuals with student loan debt, which has a disproportionate impact on people of color. The updated policy more closely aligns FHA student loan debt calculation policies with other housing agencies, helping to streamline
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  • African American elected to Boeing Company Board of Directors

    African American elected to Boeing Company Board of Directors

    African American elected to Boeing Company Board of Directors | site |




    Company taps former Air Force General and United Airlines Pilot Stayce D. Harris


    Air Force General and Pilot Stayce D. Harris

    (Courtesy: The Boeing Company)





    The Boeing Company has announced that it has elected to its Board of Directors Pilot and General Stayce D. Harris. More information is available HERE...
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Extends the Eviction Moratorium for 30 days

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Extends the Eviction Moratorium for 30 days

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Extends the Eviction Moratorium for 30 Days | site |




    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release dated June 24, 2021)

    CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has signed an extension to the eviction moratorium further preventing the eviction of tenants who are unable to make rental payments. The moratorium that was scheduled to expire on June 30, 2021 is now extended through July 31, 2021 and this is intended to be the final extension of the moratorium.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a historic threat to the nation’s public health. Keeping people in their homes and out of crowded or congregate settings — like homeless shelters — by preventing evictions is a key step in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.

    The order can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019...cla
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  • Statement on the U.S. Department of Transportation issuance of Order that would Prohibit the Sale of Passenger Air Transportation between United States and Belarus

    Statement on the U.S. Department of Transportation issuance of Order that would Prohibit the Sale of Passenger Air Transportation between United States and Belarus | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release dated: June 29, 2021) Today, June 29, 2021, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued an order proposing to prohibit the sale of passenger air transportation, including air transportation on an interline basis (e.g. tickets booked through one airline that contain flights operated by multiple airlines), between the United States and Belarus. DOT’s order is premised on the Department of State’s determination that, in light of the diversion of Ryanair flight 4978, it is in the foreign policy interests of the United States to limit transportation between the United States and Belarus. The prohibition would provide the ability for the U.S. Government to make case-by-cas...
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  • Agencies release list of Distressed or Underserved nonmetropolitan Middle-income Geographies

    Agencies release list of Distressed or Underserved nonmetropolitan Middle-income Geographies

    Agencies release list of Distressed or Underserved nonmetropolitan Middle-income Geographies | site |




    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: June 25, 2021)


    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation today announced the availability of the 2021 list of distressed or underserved nonmetropolitan middle-income geographies. These are geographic areas where revitalization or stabilization activities are eligible to receive Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) consideration under the community development definition. Distressed nonmetropolitan middle-income geographies and underserved nonmetropolitan middle-income geographies are designated by the agencies in accordance with their CRA regulations. The criteria for design
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  • Federal Election Commission says District Court issues opinion in Ted Cruz for Senate, et al. v. FEC

    Federal Election Commission says District Court issues opinion in Ted Cruz for Senate, et al. v. FEC

    Federal Election Commission says District Court issues opinion in Ted Cruz for Senate, et al. v. FEC | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Election Commission [FEC] press release dated: June 3, 2021)

    Washington - - A three-judge panel of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order in Ted Cruz for Senate, et al. v. FEC (Case No. 19-908), denying the Commission’s motion for summary judgment and granting the Plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment.

    On April 1, 2019, Ted Cruz for Senate and Senator Cruz filed suit against the Commission alleging that the limit on repayment of candidate loans at 52 U.S.C. § 30116(j) violates the First Amendment to the Constitution. The three-judge panel concurred.
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Charges Amec Foster Wheeler Limited With FCPA Violations Related To Brazilian Bribery Scheme

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Charges Amec Foster Wheeler Limited With FCPA Violations Related To Brazilian Bribery Scheme | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] press release dated: June 25, 2021) Washington D.C., June 25, 2021 - - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced charges against Amec Foster Wheeler Limited (Foster Wheeler) for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) arising out of a bribery scheme that took place in Brazil. As part of coordinated resolutions with the SEC, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Brazil Controladoria-General da Uniᾶo (CGU)/Advocacia-Geral da Uniᾶo (AGU) and the Ministério Publico Federal (MPF), and the United Kingdom Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the company has agreed to pay more than $43 million related to this scheme, including more than $10.1 million to settle the SEC's charges. The SEC's order finds that Foster...
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  • Treasury Releases Guidance to Speed the Provision of Emergency Rental Assistance Relief and Support Housing Stability for Renters at Risk of Eviction

    U.S. Department of the Treasury Releases Guidance to Speed the Provision of Emergency Rental Assistance Relief and Support Housing Stability for Renters at Risk of Eviction | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: June 24, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released guidance in the form of updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) and fact sheet to continue supporting the rapid deployment of Emergency Rental Assistance by states, territories, localities, and tribal governments. The FAQs build on prior actions to provide state and local governments with the tools they need to deliver relief to renters in need by helping grantees with implementation and best practices.

    The fact sheet is below and available here .

    The FAQs are available here .



    Emergency Rental Assistance Fact Sheet: Treasury Announces Further Action to Support Housing...
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  • U.S. Education Secretary Cardona: Title IX the 'Strongest Tool' in Protecting Educational Opportunities Free from Sex Discrimination

    U.S. Education Secretary Cardona: Title IX the 'Strongest Tool' in Protecting Educational Opportunities Free from Sex Discrimination | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: June 23, 2021)

    U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today issued the following statement in recognition of the 49th anniversary of the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, commonly known as "Title IX." "Today marks 49 years since the passage of Title IX, the strongest tool we have to protect every student's right to equal access to educational opportunities free from sex discrimination. Because of this landmark rule, our nation has made important progress toward realizing our self-concept as a land of opportunity for all—from increasing equality in science, technology, engineering and math education; to enabling and encouraging more women and girls to participate in sports; to ensuring fa
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  • Federal Reserve Board releases results of annual Bank Stress Tests

    Federal Reserve Board releases results of annual Bank Stress Tests

    Federal Reserve Board releases results of annual Bank Stress Tests, which show that large Banks continue to have strong Capital Levels and could continue Lending to Households and Businesses during a severe Recession | site |



    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: June 24, 2021) The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday released the results of its annual bank stress tests, which showed that large banks continue to have strong capital levels and could continue lending to households and businesses during a severe recession. "Over the past year, the Federal Reserve has run three stress tests with several different hypothetical recessions and all have confirmed that the banking system is strongly positioned to support the ongoing recovery," said Vice Chair for Supervision Randal K. Quarles. All 23 large banks tested remained well above their risk-based minimum capital requirem...
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