Daily Financial Regulation Update — Friday, August 12, 2022 | Paul Hastings LLP

Major developments

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

CFPB takes action to address data breaches

August 11, 2022

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) confirmed in a circular that financial companies can be considered to be in violation of federal consumer financial protection law if they fail to protect consumer data. Such guidelines impose consequences for lax data security practices. The CFPB guidelines impose potentially significant risks on financial firms that do not have adequate measures in place to protect against data security incidents, as such practices could also be considered a breach of financial consumer protection law. , applied by the CFPB.

Federal agencies

US Department of Treasury

Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen sends letter to IRS Commissioner in support of IRS funding to improve taxpayer service and combat evasion by high-income individuals and corporations

August 11, 2022

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles P. Rettig in support of IRS funding to improve taxpayer service, modernize technology infrastructure obsolete and increase fairness in the tax system by enforcing tax laws against high earners, large corporations and complex partnerships that today do not pay what they owe.

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Paper: The Role of Industry Composition in Driving the Frequency of Price Changes

August 11, 2022

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston published an article titled “The Role of Industry Composition in Driving the Frequency of Price Changes”.

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

CFTC approves joint rule proposal with SEC to amend Form PF

August 10, 2022

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has voted to jointly propose changes to Form PF with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

CFPB takes action regarding data security practices

August 11, 2022

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau confirmed in a circular that financial companies can violate federal consumer financial protection law when they fail to protect consumer data.

Federal Housing Finance Agency

FHFA Announces Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test Results

August 11, 2022

The Federal Housing Finance Agency released a report providing the results of the annual stress tests that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are required to conduct under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Administrative changes

Vacant jobs

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

  • President – ​​Vacant (Martin Gruenberg is acting president)
  • Vice President – ​​Vacant

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

  • Controller – Vacant (Michael Hsu is Acting Controller)

Appointments/Confirmation Hearings

U.S. Treasury Department – Janet Yellen (effective January 26, 2021)

Federal Reserve Board – Jerome H. Powell (effective May 23, 2022)

  • Vice-President Lael Brainard (sworn in May 23, 2022)
  • Vice President for Oversight Michael Barr (sworn in July 19, 2022)
  • Governor Phillip N Jefferson (sworn in May 23, 2022)
  • Governor Lisa D. Cook (sworn in May 23, 2022)
  • Statement by Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome H. Powell on his nomination by President Biden (November 22, 2021)
  • Statement by Governor Lael Brainard on her nomination by President Biden (November 22, 2021) (sworn on May 23, 2022)
  • Statement by Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen on Federal Reserve Appointments (November 22, 2021)
  • Statement from Secretary Walsh on Federal Reserve Appointments (November 22, 2021)
  • Brown’s Statement on Jerome Powell’s Renomination as Fed Chair (November 22, 2021)
  • Toomey’s Statement on Jerome Powell’s Renomination as Fed Chair (November 22, 2021)
  • Brown applauds Biden’s nomination of Governor Lael Brainard as vice president (November 22, 2021)
  • Brown Applauds Biden Nominees to Fed Board (January 14, 2022)
  • Toomey’s Statement on President Biden’s Fed Nominees (January 14, 2022)
  • Waters applauds appointments of Sarah Bloom Raskin, Lisa Cook and Philip Jefferson to Federal Reserve leadership positions (January 14, 2022)
  • Statement by Treasury Secretary Janet L. Yellen on Federal Reserve Appointments (January 14, 2022)
  • Statement from the Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee Brown regarding the nomination of Dr. Lisa Cook (March 29, 2022)
  • Statement by Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee Toomey on the Nomination of Dr. Lisa Cook (March 29, 2022)
  • Statement by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Brown on Nomination of Michael Barr as Federal Reserve Vice Chairman for Oversight (April 15, 2022)
  • Statement by Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Toomey on Nomination of Michael Barr as Federal Reserve Vice Chairman for Oversight (April 15, 2022)
  • Statement from the Chair of the Senate Banking Committee Regarding the Senate Confirmation of Dr. Lisa Cook (May 10, 2022)
  • Statement by a Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee Regarding the Senate Confirmation of Dr. Lisa Cook (May 10, 2022)
  • Jerome H. Powell sworn in for a second term as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (May 23, 2022)
  • Lael Brainard is sworn in as Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (May 23, 2022)
  • Lisa D. Cook sworn in as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (May 23, 2022)
  • Philip N. Jefferson sworn in as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (May 23, 2022)
  • Statement by the Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee ahead of the confirmation vote for Michael Barr (July 13, 2022)
  • Statement by President Biden on confirming Michael Barr as Fed Vice Chairman (July 13, 2022)
  • Statement from CSBS President and CEO on Confirmation of Michael Barr as Vice President (July 14, 2022)
  • Michael S. Barr sworn in as Vice Chairman for Oversight of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (July 19, 2022)

Federal Reserve Bank of New York – John C. Williams (effective June 18, 2018)

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – Martin Gruenberg (Acting Chair, appointed February 5, 2022)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Rohit Chopra (effective October 12, 2021)

Security and Exchange Commission – Gary Gensler (effective April 17, 2021)

Small Business Administration – Isabella Casillas Guzman (effective March 16, 2021)

Commodity Futures Trading Commission – Rostin Behnam (effective December 17, 2021)

  • Kristin Johnson, Commodity Futures Trading Commission Commissioner Candidate (September 13, 2021)
  • Christy Goldsmith Romero, Commodity Futures Trading Commission Commissioner Candidate (September 13, 2021)
  • US Senate unanimously confirms Behnam as president (December 17, 2021)
  • CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam announces senior staff appointments (January 20, 2022)
  • CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam Appoints Initial CFTC Leadership (January 25, 2022)
  • Statement by CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam on the US Senate Confirmations of Christy Goldsmith Romero, Kristin N. Johnson, Summer Kristine Mersinger, and Caroline D. Pham (March 29, 2022)
  • CFTC Commissioner Pham Announces First Staff Appointments (April 22, 2022)
  • CFTC Commissioner Goldsmith Romero Announces Staff Appointments (April 27, 2022)
  • CFTC Commissioner Pham Announces Additional Appointments (May 13, 2022)
  • CFTC Commissioner Mersinger Announces Staff Appointments (May 16, 2022)

Financial Crimes Network

National Administration of Credit Unions – Todd M. Harper

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Marcia Fudge (effective March 10, 2021)

Federal Housing Finance Agency – Sandra L. Thompson, (confirmed May 25, 2022)

US Department of Education – Dr. Miguel Cardona (effective March 2, 2021)

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Legislation/legislative updates

Click here to view the full text of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), Adopted March 27, 2020.

Click here to view the full text of the Expanding Paycheck Protection Program Act of 2020, Adopted April 24, 2020.

Click here to view the full text of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, Adopted on June 5, 2020.

Click here to view the full text of the Consolidated Credit Law, 2021, Adopted on December 27, 2020.

Click here to view the full text of the 2021 US bailout plan, Adopted March 11, 2021.

Click here to view the full text of the PPP Extension Act 2021, Adopted March 30, 2021.

Click here to see a current list of bills the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Small Business.

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