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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 Election Commission announces appointment of Charles Kitcher as Associate General Counsel

    Federal Election Commission announces appointment of Charles Kitcher as Associate General Counsel | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Election Commission [FEC] press release dated: July 15, 2021) Washington - - The Federal Election Commission has appointed Charles Kitcher as Associate General Counsel. Mr. Kitcher, whose appointment becomes effective July 18, oversees the Enforcement Division, which is the largest division of the Office of General Counsel. The 45-person Enforcement Division recommends to the Commission appropriate action to take with respect to administrative complaints and apparent violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), investigates alleged violations, and negotiates conciliation agreements. Mr. Kitcher joined the Commission in December 2012 as a staff attorney in the Litigation Division. In August 2017, he was promoted to Acting Assistant General Counsel for Litigation and served in that role...
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  • U.S. Department of the Interior: Federal Coalition Announces Summit to Improve Broadband

    U.S. Department of the Interior: Federal Coalition Announces Summit to Improve Broadband | site |



    Registration Open for the 2021 National Tribal Broadband Summit


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Interior [DOI] press release dated: August 16, 2021)

    Washington - -  A coalition of federal agencies are working together to address the issue of how to close the digital divide and increase internet access across Indian Country. The Department of the Interior and the Institute of Museum and Library Services are partnering with the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Service and the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) for the 2021 National Tribal Broadband Summit, taking place throughout the month of September as a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The National Tribal Broadband Summit offers a platform for leaders
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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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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] press release dated: August 10, 2021)

    Washington, August 10, 2021 - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the names of individuals who will hold key staff positions in Washington, D.C.

    John Rapp was named Director of the Office of Budget and Program Analysis. Previously, he held the role in an acting capacity while simultaneously serving as the Budget Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Evaluation Office, and Performance Improvement Officer. Prior to being named in the acting role, Rapp served as the director of Strategic Planning, Budget and Accountability for the Forest Service. He also served as the Assistant Director for Formulation, Performance, and Strategic Planning and, before that, as the Performance Management Branch Chief. Prior to his career with the Forest Service,
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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 | 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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  • U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Key Staff Appointments

    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Key Staff Appointments

    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Key Staff Appointments | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Treasury press release dated: June 14, 2021)

    Washington - - Today, the United States Department of the Treasury announced three key additions to Treasury staff. These distinguished and diverse individuals join Treasury prepared to deliver results for the American people.

    Biographies of the appointees are listed below in alphabetical order:




    Kayla Arslanian, Deputy Executive Secretary, Office of the Executive Secretary

    Kayla Arslanian joins the Treasury Department from the New York City Mayor's Office, where she most recently served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Mayor Bill de Blasio. As a member of the senior leadership team responding to New York City’s COVID-19 crisis, Arslanian was responsible for increasing the city’s testing capacity and led planning efforts...
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  • Federal Communications Commission announces 3.45 GHz Band Auction Procedures

    Federal Communications Commission announces 3.45 GHz Band Auction Procedures

    Federal Communications Commission announces 3.45 GHz Band Auction Procedures | site |



    5G Auction of Mid-Band Spectrum Set for October 2021


    (Information contained in Federal Communications Commission [FCC] press release dated: June 9, 2021)

    Washington, June 9, 2021—FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel today announced the latest step in making mid-band spectrum available for next generation wireless services, including 5G. In a Public Notice, the FCC’s Office of Economics and Analytics and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau established the application and bidding procedures for Auction 110, the auction of spectrum in the 3.45 GHz band. Bidding is scheduled to start on October 5, 2021. “This is a critical step toward delivering on the promise of 5G,” said Rosenworcel. “This auction will bring us closer to 5G service that is fast, secure, resilient, and most importantly, available across the country. I want to t
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  • U.S. Department of Energy Announces Actions to Bolster Domestic Supply Chain of Advanced Batteries

    U.S. Department of Energy Announces Actions to Bolster Domestic Supply Chain of Advanced Batteries | site |



    In Concert with White House Report on Supply Chain Vulnerabilities, DOE Takes Immediate Steps to Create Jobs and Secure America’s Economic Competitiveness



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Energy press release dated: June 8, 2021)

    Washington, D.C. - - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced new immediate policy actions to scale up a domestic manufacturing supply chain for advanced battery materials and technologies. These efforts follow the 100-Day review of advanced batteries—directed by President Biden’s Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains—which assesses vulnerabilities and opportunities in the current and forecasted battery supply chain landscape, and identifies policy recommendations to address them. Together, these actions will position the U.S. to lead an emerging global market,
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces Key Staff Appointments | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Agriculture [USDA] press release dated: June 7, 2021)

    Washington, June 7, 2021 - - The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the names of individuals who will hold senior staff positions in Washington, D.C.

    Sanah Baig was named Chief of Staff for Research, Education, and Economics. Baig most recently served as Chief of Staff at the Good Food Institute, a global non-profit, and also served as program director at the National Association of Counties. During the Obama-Biden Administration, she served for nearly six years in a variety of capacities at USDA including serving as an advisor in the Office of the Secretary, special advisor in Rural Development, and confidential assistant in the Marketing and Regulatory Programs (MRP) mission area. Baig is a proud graduate of the University of Virginia
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  • UPS announces Strategic Priorities, three-year Financial Targets and new ESG Targets

    UPS announces Strategic Priorities, three-year Financial Targets and new ESG Targets | site |




    The company will highlight priorities for its Customer First, People Led, Innovation Driven strategy; discuss targeted areas of growth including small and medium-sized businesses, healthcare and international; provide 2023 financial targets; and discuss newly established ESG targets.



    (Information contained in UPS press release dated: June 9, 2021)

    Atlanta - - UPS (NYSE:UPS) will host its investor and analyst conference today beginning at 9:00 a.m. EDT. The virtual event will be available in its entirety through a live webcast and replay at investors.ups.com .



    (Graphic courtesy: UPS)




    The company will highlight priorities for its Customer First,...
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  • Federal Open Market Committee announces its tentative Meeting Schedule for 2022

    Federal Open Market Committee announces its tentative Meeting Schedule for 2022

    Federal Open Market Committee announces its tentative Meeting Schedule for 2022 | site |




    (Information contained in Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System press release dated: June 4, 2021)

    The Federal Open Market Committee on Friday announced its tentative meeting schedule for 2022:

    January 25-26 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    March 15-16 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    May 3-4 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    June 14-15 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    July 26-27 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    September 20-21 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    November 1-2 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    December 13-14 (Tuesday-Wednesday)

    January 31-February 1, 2023 (Tuesday-Wednesday)
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  • U.S. Department of Education Announces Actions to Advance Equity in Education

    U.S. Department of Education Announces Actions to Advance Equity in Education

    U.S. Department of Education Announces Actions to Advance Equity in Education | site |



    Department will hold an Equity Summit Series starting this month


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: June 9, 2021)

    Today, building on the American Rescue Plan’s historic funding for schools as drivers of equity and opportunity, the Department of Education announced a series of actions it is taking to advance equity in education and ensure schools across the nation are serving all students. Actions include the release of a report highlighting the disparate impacts of COVID-19 on K-12 and postsecondary students in underserved communities, the release of guidance to implement an historic provision within the American Rescue Plan that will ensure that the school districts with the highest poverty do not receive any per-pupil decrease in state funding below their pre-pandemic levels, and an Equity...
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  • Family Reunification Task Force Provides Initial Progress Report and Announces Upcoming Reunification of 29 Families

    Family Reunification Task Force Provides Initial Progress Report and Announces Upcoming Reunification of 29 Families | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: June 8, 2021)

    Washington - - The Interagency Task Force on the Reunification of Families (Task Force) submitted to President Biden its Initial Progress Report, which details ongoing efforts to identify and reunite children who were unjustly separated from their parents at the United States-Mexico border under the prior Administration. “The Department of Homeland Security is committed to the relentless pursuit of reunifying families who were cruelly separated by the previous Administration,” said Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas, who serves as the Chair of the Task Force. “When we reunified the first seven families last month, I said that this was just the beginning. In the coming weeks, we will reunif
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    U.S. Small Business Administration Announces Key Staff
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    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...
    09-04-2021, 10:34 PM
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    Federal Election Commission announces appointment of Charles Kitcher as Associate General Counsel
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    Federal Election Commission announces appointment of Charles Kitcher as Associate General Counsel | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Election Commission [FEC] press release dated: July 15, 2021) Washington - - The Federal Election Commission has appointed Charles Kitcher as Associate General Counsel. Mr. Kitcher, whose appointment becomes effective July 18, oversees the Enforcement Division, which is the largest division of the Office of General Counsel. The 45-person Enforcement Division recommends to the Commission appropriate action to take with respect to administrative complaints and apparent violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), investigates alleged violations, and negotiates conciliation agreements. Mr. Kitcher joined the Commission in December 2012 as a staff attorney in the Litigation Division. In August 2017, he was promoted to Acting Assistant General Counsel for Litigation and served in that role...
    08-20-2021, 01:51 AM
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    U.S. Department of the Interior: Federal Coalition Announces Summit to Improve Broadband
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    U.S. Department of the Interior: Federal Coalition Announces Summit to Improve Broadband | site |



    Registration Open for the 2021 National Tribal Broadband Summit


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of the Interior [DOI] press release dated: August 16, 2021)

    Washington - -  A coalition of federal agencies are working together to address the issue of how to close the digital divide and increase internet access across Indian Country. The Department of the Interior and the Institute of Museum and Library Services are partnering with the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Service and the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA) for the 2021 National Tribal Broadband Summit, taking place throughout the month of September as a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The National Tribal Broadband Summit offers a platform for leaders
    ...
    08-19-2021, 04:37 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of the Treasury Announces Fossil Fuel Energy Guidance for Multilateral Development Banks
    by Staff Reporter 1
    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
    ...
    08-18-2021, 06:20 PM
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    Federal Reserve Board announces the Individual Capital Requirements for all large Banks, effective on October 1
    by Staff Reporter 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:...
    08-18-2021, 06:42 AM

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