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  • U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Debt Limit

    U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Debt Limit | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: September 8, 2021)


    September 8, 2021 - -Washington - - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen sent a letter to Congressional leadership regarding the debt limit.

    The full text of the letter and also available below.

    The Honorable Nancy Pelosi

    Speaker

    U.S. House of Representatives

    Washington, DC 20515

    Dear Madam Speaker:

    I am writing to follow up on my previous letters regarding the debt limit and to provide additional information regarding the Treasury Department’s ability to continue to finance the government in the absence of Congressional action to address the debt limit. After th
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  • U.S. Social Security Board of Trustees says Combined Trust Funds Projected Depletion One Year Sooner Than Last Year

    U.S. Social Security Board of Trustees: Combined Trust Funds Projected Depletion One Year Sooner Than Last Year | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Social Security Administration press release dated: August 31, 2021) The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASI and DI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2034, one year earlier than projected last year, with 78 percent of benefits payable at that time. The OASI Trust Fund is projected to become depleted in 2033, one year sooner than last year’s estimate, with 76 percent of benefits payable at that time. The DI Trust Fund is estimated to become depleted in 2057, eight years earlier than last year’s estimate, with 91 percent of benefits still payable. In the 2021 Annual Report...
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  • U.S. Treasury Department Announces Seven Additional Policies to Encourage State and Local Governments to Expedite Emergency Rental Assistance

    U.S. Treasury Department Announces Seven Additional Policies to Encourage State and Local Governments to Expedite Emergency Rental Assistance | site |




    Latest Treasury Data Shows Continued Progress; About 1 Million Payments Made by State and Localities as of July 31


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: August 25, 2021) New data on program performance demonstrates steady improvement in delivering Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) to eligible households – particularly among state and local agencies that adopted the recommendations in Treasury’s prior guidance. Even with these improvements, many grantees need to do more to urgently accelerate efforts to prevent harmful evictions of vulnerable families. To help grantees continue to expedite assistance, today Treasury is announcing additional policies – including measures to reduce processing delays by providing even more explic...
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  • Federal and State Financial Regulatory Agencies issue Interagency Statement on Supervisory Practices regarding Financial Institutions affected by Hurricane Ida

    Federal and State Financial Regulatory Agencies issue Interagency Statement on Supervisory Practices regarding Financial Institutions affected by Hurricane Ida | site |



    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
    Conference of State Bank Supervisors
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    National Credit Union Administration
    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency



    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: August 30, 2021) The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, and the state regulators, collectively the agencies, recognize the serious impact of Hurricane Ida on the customers and operations of many financial institutions and will provide appropriate regulatory assistance to affected institutions subject to their super...
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Requests Information and Comment on Broker-Dealer and Investment Adviser Digital Engagement Practices

    SEC Requests Information and Comment on Broker-Dealer and Investment Adviser Digital Engagement Practices, Related Tools and Methods, and Regulatory Considerations and Potential Approaches; Information and Comments on Investment Adviser Use of Technology | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] press release dated: August 27, 2021) Washington D.C., Aug. 27, 2021 - - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it is requesting information and public comment on matters related to the use of digital engagement practices by broker-dealers and investment advisers. These tools include behavioral prompts, differential marketing, game-like features (commonly referred to as gamification), and other design elements or features designed to engage with retail investors on digital platforms (e.g., websites, portals, and applications), as well as the analytical and technological tools and m...
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  • U.S. Treasury Department Releases Letter to Nonfinancial Corporate Stakeholders on LIBOR Transition

    U.S. Treasury Department Releases Letter to Nonfinancial Corporate Stakeholders on LIBOR Transition | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: August 23, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System Jerome H. Powell, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission Gary Gensler, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York John C. Williams, and Acting Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Rostin Behnam released a letter to nonfinancial corporate stakeholders following a discussion of the experiences and concerns of nonfinancial corporations as they prepare to transition from U.S. dollar (USD) LIBOR.

    The full text of the letter is below and can be found here
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  • Agencies issue Guide to help Community Banks evaluate Fintech Relationships

    Agencies issue Guide to help Community Banks evaluate Fintech Relationships

    Agencies issue Guide to help Community Banks evaluate Fintech Relationships | site |


    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency



    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: August 27, 2021) The federal bank regulatory agencies today released a guide intended to help community banks assess risks when considering relationships with financial technology (fintech) companies. Community banks are entering into business arrangements with fintech companies to offer enhanced products and services to their customers, increase efficiency, and reduce internal costs. This guide is intended to serve as a resource for community banks when performing due diligence on prospective relationships with fintech companies. Due diligence is an important component of an effective...
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  • Minutes of the Federal Reserve Board's Discount Rate Meetings on July 19 and July 28, 2021

    Minutes of the Federal Reserve Board's Discount Rate Meetings on July 19 and July 28, 2021 | site |



    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: August 24, 2021)



    The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday released the minutes of its interest rate meetings on July 19 and July 28, 2021.

    The minutes are attached.


    Attachment (PDF)
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  • Federal Trade Commission Urges Federal Reserve Board to Require Debit Card Gatekeepers to Compete Fairly

    Federal Trade Commission Urges Federal Reserve Board to Require Debit Card Gatekeepers to Compete Fairly | site |



    FTC says, "As mobile and electronic payments become the norm, Commission staff advocate for more competition to protect businesses and families from unfair fees"


    (Information contained in Federal Trade Commission [FTC] press release dated: August 12, 2021)

    The Federal Trade Commission announced that staff have submitted a comment urging the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the Fed) to clarify and strengthen the implementation of debit card fee and routing reforms to the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA) made under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank).

    According to a 2019 study, Americans use debit cards almost twice as often as credit cards. Merchants, including millions of small businesses, must pay fees to card issuers, usually banks, and card
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  • Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, July 27-28, 2021

    Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, July 27-28, 2021

    Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee, July 27-28, 2021 | site |




    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: August 18, 2021)

    The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday released the attached minutes of the Committee meeting held on July 27–28, 2021.

    The minutes for each regularly scheduled meeting of the Committee ordinarily are made available three weeks after the day of the policy decision and subsequently are published in the Board's Annual Report. The descriptions of economic and financial conditions contained in these minutes are based solely on the information that was available to the Committee at the time of the meeting.

    FOMC minutes can be viewed on the Board's website at http://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/fomccalendars.htm Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee July 27-28, 2021:
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the European Central Bank Sign Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Cooperation with Respect to Security-Based Swap Entities

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the European Central Bank Sign Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Cooperation with Respect to Security-Based Swap Entities | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] press release dated: August 16, 2021)

    Washington D.C., Aug. 16, 2021 - - The Securities and Exchange Commission and the European Central Bank (ECB) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to consult, cooperate, and exchange information in connection with the supervision, enforcement, and oversight of certain security-based swap dealers and major security-based swap participants that are registered with the SEC and supervised by the ECB. This is the first MOU between the SEC and ECB.

    The MOU was executed on Aug. 16, 2021, and is intended to facilitate the SEC's oversight of all SEC-registered security-based swap entities in EU Member
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  • U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Fossil Fuel Energy Guidance for Multilateral Development Banks

    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Fossil Fuel Energy Guidance for Multilateral Development Banks | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: August 16, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued Fossil Fuel Energy Guidance for Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), which is key Guidance in response to President Biden’s Executive Order 14008 on Tackling the Climate Crisis At Home and Abroad announced earlier this year. In its Guidance, Treasury advocates for MDB investments prioritizing clean energy, innovation, and energy efficiency, which will help achieve a clean and sustainable future consistent with the development goals of the Paris Agreement. U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen previewed Treasury’s MDB Guidance at the April 2021 G7 Leaders Summit on Climate and more recently discussed this with Heads of the MDBs in
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  • Federal Reserve Board announces the Individual Capital Requirements for all large Banks, effective on October 1

    Federal Reserve Board announces the Individual Capital Requirements for all large Banks, effective on October 1 | site |



    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: August 5, 2021)

    Following its stress test earlier this year, the Federal Reserve Board on Thursday announced the individual capital requirements for all large banks, effective on October 1. Those capital requirements ensure that the large banks tested will hold roughly $1 trillion in high-quality capital—enough to survive a severe recession and still be able to lend to households and businesses. Large bank capital requirements are in part determined by the Board's stress test results, which provide a risk-sensitive and forward-looking assessment of capital needs. The below table shows the total common equity tier 1, or CET1, capital requirements for each bank, which is made up of several components, including:...
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  • SEC Charges EY, Three Audit Partners, and Former Public Company CAO with Audit Independence Misconduct

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Charges Ernst & Young, Three Audit Partners, and Former Public Company CAO with Audit Independence Misconduct | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC] press release dated: August 2, 2021) Washington D.C., Aug. 2, 2021 - - The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP (EY), one of its partners, and two of its former partners with improper professional conduct for violating auditor independence rules in connection with EY's pursuit to serve as the independent auditor for a public company with nearly $5 billion in revenue (issuer). Separately, the Commission brought charges against the Issuer's then-Chief Accounting Officer for his role in the misconduct. All respondents have agreed to settle the charges and will collectively pay more than $10 million in monetary relief. The SEC's order against the auditors finds that...
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  • Statement Regarding Repurchase Agreement Arrangements

    Statement Regarding Repurchase Agreement Arrangements

    Statement Regarding Repurchase Agreement Arrangements | site |



    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release date: July 28, 2021) The Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday announced the establishment of two standing repurchase agreement (repo) facilities—a domestic standing repo facility (SRF) and a repo facility for foreign and international monetary authorities (FIMA repo facility). These facilities will serve as backstops in money markets to support the effective implementation of monetary policy and smooth market functioning. Under the SRF, the Federal Reserve will conduct daily overnight repo operations against Treasury securities, agency debt securities, and agency mortgage-backed securities, with a maximum operation size of $500 billion. The minimum bid rate for repos under the facility will be set initially at 25 basis points, somewhat above the general level of overnight inte...
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  • Federal Reserve issues FOMC Statement

    Federal Reserve issues FOMC Statement

    Federal Reserve issues FOMC Statement | site |



    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: July 28, 2021) The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support the U.S. economy in this challenging time, thereby promoting its maximum employment and price stability goals. With progress on vaccinations and strong policy support, indicators of economic activity and employment have continued to strengthen. The sectors most adversely affected by the pandemic have shown improvement but have not fully recovered. Inflation has risen, largely reflecting transitory factors. Overall financial conditions remain accommodative, in part reflecting policy measures to support the economy and the flow of credit to U.S. households and businesses. The path of the economy continues to depend on the course of the virus. Progress on vaccinations will likely continue to reduce the effects of the public...
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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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  • 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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  • 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. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Debt Limit

    U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Debt Limit

    U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Debt Limit | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: September 8, 2021)


    September 8, 2021 - -Washington - - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen sent a letter to Congressional leadership regarding the debt limit.

    The full text of the letter and also available below.

    The Honorable Nancy Pelosi

    Speaker

    U.S. House of Representatives

    Washington, DC 20515

    Dear Madam Speaker:

    I am writing to follow up on my previous letters regarding the debt limit and to provide additional information regarding the Treasury Department’s ability to continue to finance the government in the absence of Congressional action to address the debt limit. After th
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  • FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel announces Members of Revitalized Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council

    FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel announces Members of Revitalized Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council | site |



    Restructured Membership Adds New Federal Expertise, Public Interest Participation, and Diversity to Focus on 5G Network Security and Reliability


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: September 14, 2021)

    Washington, September 14, 2021 - - FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel today announced the appointment of members to the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council. The recently reestablished CSRIC will focus primarily on improving 5G network security and hold its first public meeting on September 22. “The FCC’s CSRIC is one of the nation’s most impactful cybersecurity partnerships,” said FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel. “But in recent years this public-private collaboration has faced criticism t
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  • New Resource Details Evidence-Based Strategies to Address Impact of Lost Instructional Time by Using American Rescue Plan Funding

    New Resource Details Evidence-Based Strategies to Address Impact of Lost Instructional Time by Using American Rescue Plan Funding | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: August 31, 2021)

    Students across the country continue to return to in-person learning after more than a year of varied access to the educational opportunities they need to succeed. For example, some estimates show that 3 million students have either been consistently absent from or have not been actively participating in remote learning since the beginning of the pandemic. Today, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) released “Strategies for Using American Rescue Plan Funding to Address the Impact of Lost Instructional Time,” a resource to support educators as they implement, refine, and work to continuously improve their strategies for supporting students. We know that across the country
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  • Federal Officials send Letter to Governors, Mayors and State Courts Urging Use of Emergency Rental Assistance Over Eviction

    Secretary of the Treasury Yellen, Attorney General Garland and Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Fudge Sent Letter to Governors, Mayors and State Courts Urging Use of Emergency Rental Assistance Over Eviction | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: August 27, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen, Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice Merrick B. Garland, and Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Marcia L. Fudge sent a letter to state and local government leaders addressing the eviction moratorium.

    The full text of the letter is available here and below. Governors, Mayors, County Executives, and Chief Justices/State Court Administrators: We are writing to request your urgent help preventing unnecessary evictions during the pandemic. Our bottom line is this: No one should
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  • U.S. State of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's Statement on Removal of Robert E. Lee Monument

    U.S. State of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's Statement on Removal of Robert E. Lee Monument

    U.S. State of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's Statement on Removal of Robert E. Lee Monument | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. State of Virginia, Office of the Governor, press release dated: September 8, 2021)

    Richmond, Virginia - - Governor Ralph Northam issued the following statement after the Robert E. Lee Monument was officially removed.




    “After 133 years, the statue of Robert E. Lee has finally come down—the last Confederate statue on Monument Avenue, and the largest in the South. The public monuments reflect the story we choose to tell about who we are as a people. It is time to display history as history, and use the public memorials to honor the full and inclusive truth of who we are today and in the future.”




    The Lee statue was erected in 1890, a generation after the Civil War, during a time in which southern states were working to reinforce white supremacist systems and structures...
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  • American Federation of Teachers Supports Liz Shuler as Next AFL-CIO President

    American Federation of Teachers Supports Liz Shuler as Next AFL-CIO President

    American Federation of Teachers Supports Liz Shuler as Next AFL-CIO President | site |



    (Information contained in American Federation of Teachers [AFT] press release dated: August 16, 2021) Washington - - American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the follow statement: “Liz Shuler offers both strength and stability to our movement. As the largest member of the federation, the AFT is proud to support Liz to fulfill the remainder of Richard Trumka’s term as AFL-CIO president. “The labor movement sits at the center of nearly every policy and action that affects the lives of the American people: their jobs, their safety, their families and their voice in our communities and our democracy. Liz has demonstrated that she understands that impact and will fight for a better life for workers and their families. She thinks big but never misses a detail, she builds consensus, and she leads with great kindness a...
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  • Liz Shuler Elected AFL-CIO President

    Liz Shuler Elected AFL-CIO President

    Liz Shuler Elected AFL-CIO President | site |



    Fred Redmond Tapped as Secretary-Treasurer, Forming Historic Leadership Team


    (Information contained in AFL-CIO press release dated: August 20, 2021) The AFL-CIO Executive Council today elected Liz Shuler, a visionary leader and longtime trade unionist, to serve as president of the federation of 56 unions and 12.5 million members. Shuler is the first woman to hold the office in the history of the labor federation. The Executive Council also elected United Steelworkers (USW) International Vice President Fred Redmond to succeed Shuler as secretary-treasurer, the first African American to hold the number two office. Tefere Gebre will continue as executive vice president, rounding out the most diverse team of officers ever to lead the AFL-CIO. The election of Shuler and Redmond comes after the unexpected and untimely passing of Richard Trumka, who served as AFL-CIO presi...
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  • U.S. Social Security Board of Trustees says Combined Trust Funds Projected Depletion One Year Sooner Than Last Year

    U.S. Social Security Board of Trustees: Combined Trust Funds Projected Depletion One Year Sooner Than Last Year | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Social Security Administration press release dated: August 31, 2021) The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASI and DI) Trust Funds are projected to become depleted in 2034, one year earlier than projected last year, with 78 percent of benefits payable at that time. The OASI Trust Fund is projected to become depleted in 2033, one year sooner than last year’s estimate, with 76 percent of benefits payable at that time. The DI Trust Fund is estimated to become depleted in 2057, eight years earlier than last year’s estimate, with 91 percent of benefits still payable. In the 2021 Annual Report...
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  • The National Catholic Bioethics Center discusses Public Policy

    The National Catholic Bioethics Center discusses Public Policy

    The National Catholic Bioethics Center discusses Public Policy | site |


    August 27, 2021

    The National Catholic Bioethics Center discusses public policy. Some of its observations are available in the Bioethics Public Policy Report: August 27, 2021,






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  • Right to Life Michigan asks Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade

    Right to Life Michigan asks Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade

    Right to Life Michigan asks Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade | site |



    (Information contained in the Right To Life of Michigan press release dated: July 30, 2021)

    Lansing, MI - - Yesterday, Right to Life of Michigan filed an amicus curiae brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court will likely hear oral arguments in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case in the fall.

    Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing said, “In 1972, Michigan voters determined our state’s law protecting unborn children should stand. Just weeks later, their vote was overturned by the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. Democracy is threatened every time unelected judges overstep their bounds and overturn legitimate election results.”

    Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization involves a Mississippi law banning abortions
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  • FCC seeks Comments on Competitive Access to Broadband in Apartment and Office Buildings

    FCC seeks Comments on Competitive Access to Broadband in Apartment and Office Buildings

    Federal Communications Commission seeks Comments on Competitive Access to Broadband in Apartment and Office Buildings | site |



    Tees Up Questions on Revenue Sharing Agreements Between Building Owners and Providers, and on Exclusive Wiring and Marketing Arrangements


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: September 7, 2021) Washington, September 7, 2021 - - he Federal Communications Commission today announced it is inviting a new round of comments in a proceeding examining competitive access to broadband in apartment and office buildings. The new call for comments aims to better understand how the Commission can promote increased competition, consumer choice, and lower prices for Americans living and working in these buildings. “Across the country throughout the pandemic, the need for more and better broadband access has never been clearer,” said Acting Chairwoman Jessi...
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  • U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights Opens Investigations in Five States Regarding Prohibitions of Universal Indoor Masking

    U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights Opens Investigations in Five States Regarding Prohibitions of Universal Indoor Masking | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: August 30, 2021) Today, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) opened directed investigations in five states exploring whether statewide prohibitions on universal indoor masking discriminate against students with disabilities who are at heightened risk for severe illness from COVID-19 by preventing them from safely accessing in-person education. "The Department has heard from parents from across the country – particularly parents of students with disabilities and with underlying medical conditions – about how state bans on universal indoor masking are putting their children at risk and preventing them from accessing in-person learning equally," said...
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  • NHTSA August 26, 2021 Consumer Alert - - - Ford Issues Recall for 2021 Ford F-150 Vehicles

    NHTSA August 26, 2021 Consumer Alert - - - Ford Issues Recall for 2021 Ford F-150 Vehicles

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration August 26, 2021 Consumer Alert: Consumer Alert: Ford Issues Recall for 2021 Ford F-150 Vehicles | site |



    Do Not Drive Recommended in Some Cases


    (Information contained in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [NHTSA] press release dated: August 27, 2021) August 26, 2021 | Washington, DC - - Ford Motor Company is issuing a recall on Model Year 2021 Ford F-150 vehicles manufactured with the Super Cab body style. The front seat belt webbing may be incorrectly routed. A misrouted seat belt may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Approximately 16,430 vehicles manufactured from January 2 through May 27, 2021, are affected. The Regular Cab and Crew Cab body styles use a different seat belt assembly and are not part of this recall. Vehicle owners should either call Ford’s toll-free line (866-436-7332) or contact a local Ford...
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  • U.S. Treasury Department Announces Seven Additional Policies to Encourage State and Local Governments to Expedite Emergency Rental Assistance

    U.S. Treasury Department Announces Seven Additional Policies to Encourage State and Local Governments to Expedite Emergency Rental Assistance | site |




    Latest Treasury Data Shows Continued Progress; About 1 Million Payments Made by State and Localities as of July 31


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: August 25, 2021) New data on program performance demonstrates steady improvement in delivering Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) to eligible households – particularly among state and local agencies that adopted the recommendations in Treasury’s prior guidance. Even with these improvements, many grantees need to do more to urgently accelerate efforts to prevent harmful evictions of vulnerable families. To help grantees continue to expedite assistance, today Treasury is announcing additional policies – including measures to reduce processing delays by providing even more explic...
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  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Minister of Defence Andrii Taran

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Meeting With Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Minister of Defence Andrii Taran | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Defense [DOD] press release dated: August 31, 2021)

    Today, August 31, 2021, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby provided the following information: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III met today with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Minister of Defence Andrii Taran to reaffirm the strategic defense partnership between the United States and Ukraine. Secretary Austin reiterated unwavering U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and Euro-Atlantic aspirations. He condemned Russia’s continued occupation of Crimea and perpetuation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. With President Biden’s approval of a new $60 million package for additional Javelin anti-armor syste
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  • U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Key Staff

    U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Key Staff

    U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Key Staff | site |




    Nearly 40 Biden-Harris Administration appointees named to serve the 30 million small businesses across the nation



    (Information contained in U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] press release dated: August 18, 2021) Washington - - Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced its senior leadership team and key Biden-Harris Administration appointees. This experienced group of staffers will join thousands of SBA career servants working tirelessly to deliver recovery funding to millions of small businesses and rebuild the engine of our nation's economy. In April, Antwaun Griffin was named Chief of Staff, playing a critical role in executing Administrator Guzman's priorities as the agency provides a historic $1 trillion in economic relief to America's entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits. "The Biden-Ha...
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  • Federal Communications Commission acts to provide relief in Areas affected by Hurricane Ida

    Federal Communications Commission acts to provide relief in Areas affected by Hurricane Ida

    Federal Communications Commission acts to provide relief in Areas affected by Hurricane Ida | site |




    Agency Extends Certain Regulatory and Filing Deadlines to Assist Consumers, Licensees and Communications Providers Affected by the Storm


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: September 3, 2021) Washington, September 3, 2021 - - The Federal Communications Commission today took a series of actions to extend deadlines and waive rules to assist consumers, licensees and communications providers in Louisiana and Mississippi impacted by Hurricane Ida. “The FCC is working around the clock in coordination with government partners and industry to support the restoration of vital communications services after the destruction of Hurricane Ida,” said Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. “Today, we’re extending deadlines for our universal servi...
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  • Federal and State Financial Regulatory Agencies issue Interagency Statement on Supervisory Practices regarding Financial Institutions affected by Hurricane Ida

    Federal and State Financial Regulatory Agencies issue Interagency Statement on Supervisory Practices regarding Financial Institutions affected by Hurricane Ida | site |



    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
    Conference of State Bank Supervisors
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    National Credit Union Administration
    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency



    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: August 30, 2021) The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, and the state regulators, collectively the agencies, recognize the serious impact of Hurricane Ida on the customers and operations of many financial institutions and will provide appropriate regulatory assistance to affected institutions subject to their super...
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  • IRS says Tax Relief now available to Victims of Hurricane Ida

    IRS says Tax Relief now available to Victims of Hurricane Ida

    IRS: Tax Relief now available to Victims of Hurricane Ida; Oct. 15 Deadline, other Dates extended to Jan. 3 | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Internal Revenue Service [IRS] press release dated: August 31, 2021)

    Washington - - Victims of Hurricane Ida that began on August 26 now have until January 3, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

    The IRS is offering this relief to any area designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as qualifying for individual or public assistance. Currently this includes the entire state of Louisiana, but taxpayers in Ida-impacted localities designated by FEMA in neighboring states will automatically receive the same filing and payment relief. The current list of eligible localities is always available on the disaster relief page on IRS.gov. "During this difficult time, the I
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