Daily Financial Regulation Update — Saturday, June 4, 2022 | Paul Hastings LLP

Federal agencies

Federal Reserve Board

Speech: Risk in Crypto Markets

June 3, 2022

Federal Reserve Board Governor Christopher J. Waller delivered a keynote address at the SNB-CIF Conference on Crypto-Assets and Financial Innovation in Zurich, Switzerland titled “Risk in Crypto Markets “.

Conference of State Banking Supervisors

State regulators back modernization of regulatory framework for bank mergers

June 3, 2022

The Conference of State Banking Supervisors sent a comment letter to the FDIC supporting the modernization of the regulatory framework for bank mergers.

US Department of Labor

BLS Releases May 2022 Jobs Report

June 3, 2022

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the May 2022 jobs report.

International

European Commission

EU adopts sixth set of sanctions against Russia

June 3, 2022

The European Commission has announced the adoption by the EU of the sixth package of restrictive measures against Russia. The package contains the following items:

(i) oil export restrictions;

ii) prohibition for operators to ensure and finance the transport, in particular by sea, of oil to third countries;

(iii) financial services and business measures;

iv) suspension of broadcasting; and

(v) export restrictions.

EU and US agree to strengthen coordination of enforcement of export controls to Russia

June 3, 2022

The European Commission and the US Department of Commerce have agreed to strengthen coordination on the application of export controls to Russia.

Administrative changes

Vacant jobs

Federal Reserve Board

  • Vice President for Oversight – Michael S. Barr appointed April 15, 2022 (nomination hearing held May 19, 2022) (Committee action scheduled for June 8, 2022)

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)

Commodity Futures Commission

  • Three (3) vacant commissioner positions

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)
  • 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 Regarding 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)

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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