“On the Record with GRay Matters: The Golden Apple" – March 12, 2021

Washington, DC – March 12, 2021 – GrayRobinson’s government affairs and lobbying group released its weekly federal lobbying eNewsletter, “On the Record with GRay Matters: The Golden Apple,” reporting on the most recent issues, individuals, and discourse deemed fairest in Washington, DC. The Golden Apple: March 12 newsletter covers topics such as the American Rescue Plan being signed into law, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) being extended, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rescinding its January 2020 Statement of Policy Regarding Prohibition on Abusive Acts or Practices and clarifying that fair lending rules apply on sexual orientation and gender identity, the Senate Banking Committee discussing the trading volatility around GameStop and other companies, the House Financial Services Committee targeting the racial wealth gap, House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) warning against reducing bank capital requirements, Secretary of State Antony Blinken cautioning US businesses operating in Hong Kong, President Biden announcing the nomination of Nellie Liang as Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance, and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs deadlocking on Rohit Chopra’s nomination to be Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The “Week Ahead” section lists the upcoming events taking place in Washington, DC and Jim Ellis reports on political news in “The Ellis Insight.”