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  • GSA Names Key Senior Advisors to Focus on COVID Relief and Executive Actions

    GSA Names Key Senior Advisors to Focus on COVID Relief and Executive Actions

    U.S. General Services Administration Names Key Senior Advisors to Focus on COVID Relief and Executive Actions | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. General Services Administration press release dated: January 25, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Acting Administrator Katy Kale named Zoe Garmendia as the Senior Advisor to the Administrator on COVID and Josh Sawislak as the Senior Advisor to the Administrator focusing on implementing executive actions. “We are thrilled to have Zoe Garmendia and Josh Sawislak on board to support GSA’s coordinated response to President Biden’s critical executive actions, particularly to fight the pandemic," said Acting Administrator Katy Kale. Garmendia brings more than 20 years of executive level experience in strategic management of people, resources and operations. This includes work at the White House, the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the Wisconsi...
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  • American Medical Association applauds Biden Administration on first-day Executive Actions

    American Medical Association applauds Biden Administration on first-day Executive Actions | site |


    (Information contained in American Medical Association [AMA] press release dated January 20, 2021)

    Chicago — The American Medical Association (AMA) today applauded the Biden Administration’s first-day actions that tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, re-engage with the World Health Organization (WHO), and advance racial equity, among other policies. The executive orders, memoranda, and other actions are first steps on issues critical to improving the health of the nation.


    Addressing the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Launching a “100 Days Masking Challenge”
    • Re-engaging with the WHO
    • Coordinating a unified federal response to COVID-19
    “Defeating COVID-19 requires bold, coordinated federal leadership and strong adherence to the public health steps we know stop the spread of this virus—wearing masks, practicing physical distancing,...
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  • Statement from HHS Chief of Staff Brian Harrison on Promoting Fairness and Transparency in HHS Civil Enforcement Actions

    Statement from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Chief of Staff Brian Harrison on Promoting Fairness and Transparency in HHS Civil Enforcement Actions | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release: January 13, 2021)

    Today, HHS announced through a policy memorandum - PDF* that its operating and staff divisions will review and revise their procedures related to civil enforcement actions and adjudications to ensure that they promote fairness and transparency. Fairness and transparency foster public trust in administrative procedures and functions, and HHS is committed to acting transparently and fairly with respect to all regulated persons, including parties in administrative enforcement and adjudication proceedings. The policy memorandum directs HHS to provide additional specific protections to regulated parties who are the subject of civil enforcement actions. For example, HHS will
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  • FDIC Makes Public November Enforcement Actions

    FDIC Makes Public November Enforcement Actions

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Makes Public November Enforcement Actions | site |


    No Administrative Hearings Scheduled for January 2021


    (Information contained in Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation [FDIC] press release dated: December 28, 2020) The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today released a list of orders of administrative enforcement actions taken against banks and individuals in November. There are no administrative hearings scheduled for January 2021. The FDIC issued 10 orders in November 2020. The administrative enforcement actions in those orders consisted of two civil money penalties, one removal order, two terminations of consent orders, one termination of an order for restitution, one termination of a supervisory prompt corrective action directive and four Section 19 applications. To view orders, adjudicated decisions and notices and the administrative hearing details online, please visit the FDIC’s W...
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  • Agencies announce several Resolution Plan Actions

    Agencies announce several Resolution Plan Actions

    Agencies announce several Resolution Plan Actions| site |


    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release: December 9, 2020)

    Agencies announce several Resolution Plan Actions

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Federal Reserve Board today announced several resolution plan actions. Resolution plans, commonly known as living wills, must describe the company's strategy for rapid and orderly resolution in bankruptcy in the event of material financial distress or failure of the company. First, the agencies confirmed that weaknesses previously identified in the resolution plans for several large foreign banks—Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and UBS—have been remediated. Second, the agencies finalized guidance for the resolution plans of certain large foreign bank
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  • New AMA PSA urges Three Key Actions as COVID-19 Cases Spike

    New AMA PSA urges Three Key Actions as COVID-19 Cases Spike

    New American Medical Association Public Service Announcement urges Three Key Actions as COVID-19 Cases Spike | site |




    (November 11, 2020) - - On November 11, 2020 the American Medical Association (AMA) published the following information:

    CHICAGO — With record numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths being reported across the country, the American Medical Association (AMA) today released a public service announcement (PSA) urging the general public to take three simple steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19: wash your hands frequently, practice physical distancing by staying at least six feet away from others and #MaskUp. The PSA is part of ongoing efforts by America’s physicians to urge individuals to take the necessary health and safety precautions this season to protect themselves, loved ones and the health care workers who are on the front lines handling the dramatic increase in cases.




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  • Federal Reserve Board extends Temporary Actions aimed at Increasing the Availability of Intraday Credit extended by Federal Reserve Banks

    Federal Reserve Board extends Temporary Actions aimed at Increasing the Availability of Intraday Credit extended by Federal Reserve Banks | site |



    (October 1, 2020) - - Today, October 1, 2020, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information: The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday extended to March 31, 2021, temporary actions aimed at increasing the availability of intraday credit extended by Federal Reserve Banks on both a collateralized and uncollateralized basis. These temporary actions: (1) suspend uncollateralized intraday credit limits (net debit caps) and waive overdraft fees for institutions that are eligible for the primary credit program; (2) permit a streamlined procedure for secondary credit institutions to request collateralized intraday credit (max caps); and (3) suspend two collections of information that are used to calculate net debit caps. These temporary actions, which were announced on April 23,
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  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Announces Actions to Address Spread of Coronavirus

    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Announces Actions to Address Spread of Coronavirus| site |





    CMS calls on all health care providers to activate infection control practices and issues guidance to inspectors as they inspect facilities affected by Coronavirus





    (March 4, 2020) - - Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published the following information: Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing several actions aimed at limiting the spread of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Specifically, CMS is issuing a call to action to health care providers across the country to ensure they are implementing their infection control procedures, which they are required to maintain at all times. Additionally, CMS is announcing that, effective immediately and, until further notice, State Survey Agencies and Accrediting Organizations will focus their facility inspections...
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  • Federal Reserve Board announces Termination of Enforcement Actions

    Federal Reserve Board announces Termination of Enforcement Actions

    Federal Reserve Board announces Termination of Enforcement Actions with Discover Financial Services, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Deutsche Bank AG, and The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC and RBS Securities, Inc.| site |


    (February 13, 2020) - - Today, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published the following information:

    The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday announced the termination of the enforcement actions listed below:

    Discover Financial Services, Riverwoods, Illinois
    Written Agreement, dated May 26, 2015
    Terminated February 5, 2020

    JPMorgan Chase & Co., New York, New York
    Cease and Desist Order dated November 17, 2016
    Terminated February 11, 2020

    Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Cease and Desist Order dated April 20, 2017 Terminated February 11, 2020 The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC, Edinburgh, Scotland and RBS Securities Inc. (n.k.a NatWest Markets Securities Inc.),
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  • FDA’s Actions in Response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus at Home and Abroad

    FDA’s Actions in Response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus at Home and Abroad

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Actions in Response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus at Home and Abroad| site |



    (February 14, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the following statement from Stephen M. Hahn M.D., Commissioner of Food and Drugs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration: The FDA plays an essential role in overseeing our Nation’s medical products as part of our vital mission to protect and promote public health, including during public health emergencies. The FDA is an active partner in the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) response, working closely with our government and public health partners across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as with our international counterparts. Our work is multifaceted, focusing on actively facilitating efforts to diagnose, treat and prevent the disease; surveilling the medical product supply chain for potential shortages or disruptions and helping to mitigate such impact...
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  • FDA Announces Key Actions to Advance Development of Novel Coronavirus Medical Countermeasures

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Announces Key Actions to Advance Development of Novel Coronavirus Medical Countermeasures | site |



    (January 27, 2020) - - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published (today, January 27, 2020) the following information:

    (Silver Spring, MD) – Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced critical actions to advance development of novel coronavirus medical countermeasures.

    As with any emerging public health threat, the FDA will collaborate with interagency partners, product developers, international partners and global regulators to expedite the development and availability of medical products needed to diagnose, treat, mitigate and prevent such outbreaks.

    “We have a vital mission to protect and promote public health and the FDA is closely collaborating with our domestic and international public health partners to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus that emerged
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  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Makes Public August Enforcement Actions

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Makes Public August Enforcement Actions


    No Administrative Hearings Scheduled for October 2018


    (September 28, 2018) - - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today released a list of orders of administrative enforcement actions taken against banks and individuals in August. There are no administrative hearings scheduled for October 2018.

    The FDIC issued a total of 17 orders, including one issued in July, and one notice. The administrative enforcement actions in those orders consisted of five Section 19 orders; four removal and prohibition orders; two civil money penalties; six terminations of consent orders; three terminations of orders for restitution; and one notice.

    To view orders, adjudicated decisions and notices online, please visit the FDIC's Web page by clicking the link below.


    August
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  • Statement From Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kelly On Recent ICE Enforcement Actions

    Statement From Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kelly On Recent ICE Enforcement Actions





    Washington, DC - - (February 13, 2017) - - Last week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched a series of targeted enforcement operations across the country. These operations targeted public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, as well as individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who illegally re-entered the country after being removed and immigration fugitives ordered removed by federal immigration judges. ICE officers in the Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, San Antonio and New York City areas of responsibility arrested more than 680 individuals who pose a threat to public safety, border security or the integrity of our nation’s immigration system. Of those arrested, approximately 75 percent were criminal aliens, convicted of crimes including, but not limited to, homicid
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    GSA Names Key Senior Advisors to Focus on COVID Relief and Executive Actions
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    U.S. General Services Administration Names Key Senior Advisors to Focus on COVID Relief and Executive Actions | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. General Services Administration press release dated: January 25, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Acting Administrator Katy Kale named Zoe Garmendia as the Senior Advisor to the Administrator on COVID and Josh Sawislak as the Senior Advisor to the Administrator focusing on implementing executive actions. “We are thrilled to have Zoe Garmendia and Josh Sawislak on board to support GSA’s coordinated response to President Biden’s critical executive actions, particularly to fight the pandemic," said Acting Administrator Katy Kale. Garmendia brings more than 20 years of executive level experience in strategic management of people, resources and operations. This includes work at the White House, the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the Wisconsi...
    01-27-2021, 01:39 AM
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    American Medical Association applauds Biden Administration on first-day Executive Actions
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    American Medical Association applauds Biden Administration on first-day Executive Actions | site |


    (Information contained in American Medical Association [AMA] press release dated January 20, 2021)

    Chicago — The American Medical Association (AMA) today applauded the Biden Administration’s first-day actions that tackle the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, re-engage with the World Health Organization (WHO), and advance racial equity, among other policies. The executive orders, memoranda, and other actions are first steps on issues critical to improving the health of the nation.


    Addressing the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Launching a “100 Days Masking Challenge”
    • Re-engaging with the WHO
    • Coordinating a unified federal response to COVID-19
    “Defeating COVID-19 requires bold, coordinated federal leadership and strong adherence to the public health steps we know stop the spread of this virus—wearing masks, practicing physical distancing,...
    01-23-2021, 07:46 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Statement from HHS Chief of Staff Brian Harrison on Promoting Fairness and Transparency in HHS Civil Enforcement Actions
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Statement from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Chief of Staff Brian Harrison on Promoting Fairness and Transparency in HHS Civil Enforcement Actions | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] press release: January 13, 2021)

    Today, HHS announced through a policy memorandum - PDF* that its operating and staff divisions will review and revise their procedures related to civil enforcement actions and adjudications to ensure that they promote fairness and transparency. Fairness and transparency foster public trust in administrative procedures and functions, and HHS is committed to acting transparently and fairly with respect to all regulated persons, including parties in administrative enforcement and adjudication proceedings. The policy memorandum directs HHS to provide additional specific protections to regulated parties who are the subject of civil enforcement actions. For example, HHS will
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    01-14-2021, 03:22 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    FDIC Makes Public November Enforcement Actions
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Makes Public November Enforcement Actions | site |


    No Administrative Hearings Scheduled for January 2021


    (Information contained in Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation [FDIC] press release dated: December 28, 2020) The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today released a list of orders of administrative enforcement actions taken against banks and individuals in November. There are no administrative hearings scheduled for January 2021. The FDIC issued 10 orders in November 2020. The administrative enforcement actions in those orders consisted of two civil money penalties, one removal order, two terminations of consent orders, one termination of an order for restitution, one termination of a supervisory prompt corrective action directive and four Section 19 applications. To view orders, adjudicated decisions and notices and the administrative hearing details online, please visit the FDIC’s W...
    12-29-2020, 01:03 PM
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    Agencies announce several Resolution Plan Actions
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Agencies announce several Resolution Plan Actions| site |


    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release: December 9, 2020)

    Agencies announce several Resolution Plan Actions

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Federal Reserve Board today announced several resolution plan actions. Resolution plans, commonly known as living wills, must describe the company's strategy for rapid and orderly resolution in bankruptcy in the event of material financial distress or failure of the company. First, the agencies confirmed that weaknesses previously identified in the resolution plans for several large foreign banks—Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and UBS—have been remediated. Second, the agencies finalized guidance for the resolution plans of certain large foreign bank
    ...
    12-10-2020, 07:47 AM

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