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Regulatory Roundup - November 15-28

By:
S.J. Steinhardt
Published Date:
Nov 28, 2022

CBO

Cost Estimate
H.R. 8610, Health Security and Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Act
November 22, 2022
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Homeland Security on September 14, 2022

Cost Estimate
S. 4503, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023
November 22, 2022
As reported by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on July 12, 2022

Cost Estimate
H.R. 6823, Elizabeth Dole Home- and Community-Based Services for Veterans and Caregivers Act of 2022
November 21, 2022
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on July 19, 2022 

Report
How the Housing Trust Fund and Capital Magnet Fund Support Affordable Housing
November 21, 2022
CBO describes the Housing Trust Fund's and Capital Magnet Fund's income, spending, and budgetary impact, how their grants are used in the production of low-income housing, and how the funds compare with other support for affordable housing.

Cost Estimate
Mental Health Care Legislation
November 21, 2022
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Ways and Means on September 21, 2022

Cost Estimate
S. 1320, Chiricahua National Park Act
November 21, 2022
As passed by the Senate on March 31, 2022

Cost Estimate
S. 1538, Smith River National Recreation Area Expansion Act
November 21, 2022
As ordered reported on July 21, 2022 

Cost Estimate
S. 1583, Lake Tahoe Restoration Reauthorization Act

November 21, 2022
As reported on February 28, 2022

Cost Estimate
S. 1718, Rosie the Riveter National Historic Park Expansion Act
November 21, 2022
As reported on October 18, 2022

Cost Estimate
S. 2367, Frederick Jobs and Historic Preservation Training Center Land Acquisition Act

November 21, 2022
As reported on September 27, 2022

Cost Estimate
S. 2438, Cane River Creole National Historical Park Boundary Modification Act
November 21, 2022
As reported on September 21, 2022 

Cost Estimate
S. 2561, a bill to amend the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to provide for circumstances under which reinitiation of consultation is not required under a land and
November 21, 2022
As reported on November 15, 2022

Cost Estimate
S. 2693, Salton Sea Projects Improvements Act
November 21, 2022
As reported on October 18, 2022 

Cost Estimate
S. 3046, Root and Stem Project Authorization Act of 2022
November 21, 2022
As reported on November 15, 2022 

Cost Estimate
S. 3129, M.H. Dutch Salmon Greater Gila Wild and Scenic River Act
November 21, 2022
As ordered reported on July 21, 2022 

Cost Estimate
S. 3141, New Philadelphia National Historical Park Act
November 21, 2022
As reported on October 18, 2022

Cost Estimate
S. 3185, a bill to amend the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act to extend the exception to the closure of certain roads within the Recreation Area for local businesses, and for other purposes
November 21, 2022
As reported on October 18, 2022 

Cost Estimate
S. 3307, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Boundary Revision Act of 2021
November 21, 2022
As reported on October 18, 2022 

Cost Estimate
S. 3338, Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park Boundary Revision Act
November 21, 2022
As reported on September 27, 2022 

Cost Estimate
S. 3370, University of Utah Research Park Act
November 21, 2022
As ordered reported on July 21, 2022

Cost Estimate
S. 3450, Sun River Hydropower Authorization Act

November 21, 2022
As reported on October 18, 2022

Cost Estimate
S. 3685, John P. Parker House Study Act
November 21, 2022
As reported on October 18, 2022

Cost Estimate
S. 4080, Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Expansion Act
November 21, 2022
As ordered reported on July 21, 2022

Cost Estimate
S. 557, Native Plant Species Pilot Program Act of 2022
November 21, 2022
As reported on October 18, 2022 

Cost Estimate
H.R. 2620, Investor Choice Act of 2021
November 17, 2022
As ordered reported on November 16, 2021 

Cost Estimate
H.R. 2965, Naomi Schwartz Safe Parking Act of 2022
November 17, 2022
As ordered reported on July 27, 2022

Cost Estimate
H.R. 3078, Pipeline and LNG Facility Cybersecurity Preparedness Act

November 17, 2022
As ordered reported on June 10, 2021

Cost Estimate
H.R. 3962, SECURE Notarization Act of 2022
November 17, 2022
As passed by the House of Representatives on July 27, 2022

Cost Estimate
H.R. 4617, Order Flow Improvement Act
November 17, 2022
As ordered reported on July 29, 2021

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H.R. 4619, a bill to amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to prohibit trading ahead by market makers, and for other purposes
November 17, 2022
As ordered reported on July 29, 2021

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H.R. 4620, a bill to amend the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to limit the exemption provided for family offices from the definition of an investment adviser, and for other purposes
November 17, 2022
As ordered reported on July 29, 2021

Cost Estimate
H.R. 4865, Registration for Index-Linked Annuities Act
November 17, 2022
As ordered reported on July 27, 2022 

Cost Estimate
H.R. 5441, PAST Act of 2021

November 17, 2022
As passed by the House of Representatives on November 14, 2022

Cost Estimate
H.R. 5912, Close the ILC Loophole Act

November 17, 2022
As ordered reported on June 22, 2022

Cost Estimate
H.R. 5913, Protecting Investors from Excessive SPACs Fees Act of 2021
November 17, 2022
As ordered reported on November 16, 2021

Cost Estimate
H.R. 6737, Flint Registry Reauthorization Act
November 17, 2022
As ordered reported on September 21, 2022

Cost Estimate
H.R. 68, Housing Fairness Act of 2022
November 17, 2022
As ordered reported on June 22, 2022

Cost Estimate
H.R. 7080, Nowhere to Hide Oligarchs’ Assets Act
November 17, 2022
As ordered reported on March 17, 2022

Cost Estimate
H.R. 7196, Flexibility in Addressing Rural Homelessness Act of 2022
November 17, 2022
As reported on July 20, 2022 

Cost Estimate
H.R. 7732, Strengthening the Office of the Investor Advocate Act
November 17, 2022
As ordered reported on May 17, 2022 

Cost Estimate
S. 2068, Minority Business Development Act of 2021
November 16, 2022
As reported on December 17, 2021

Cost Estimate
S. 2510, Preventing HEAT Illness and Deaths Act of 2021
November 16, 2022
As ordered reported on June 22, 2022 

Cost Estimate
S. 3196, Improving Protections for Midshipmen Act
November 16, 2022
As ordered reported on December 15, 2021

Cost Estimate
S. 3692, NET Act
November 16, 2022
As ordered reported on May 11, 2022

Cost Estimate
S. 4246, AAIM Act
November 16, 2022
As ordered reported on May 25, 2022 

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S. 4321, Save Our Seas 2.0 Amendments Act

November 16, 2022
As ordered reported on June 22, 2022

Cost Estimate
S. 4357, Maritime Administration Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023

November 16, 2022
As ordered reported on June 22, 2022

Presentation
CBO’s Medicaid Baseline Forecast
November 15, 2022
Presentation by Robert Stewart, an analyst in CBO’s Budget Analysis Division, at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Medicaid Directors.

Presentation
How CBO Supports Congress

November 15, 2022
Presentation by Phillip Swagel, CBO’s Director, to Pennsylvania’s Independent Fiscal Office.

Cost Estimate
S. 2340, Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act of 2021
November 15, 2022
As reported on December 16, 2021

Cost Estimate
S. 3846, Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Reauthorization Act of 2022
November 15, 2022
As passed by the Senate on June 23, 2022

Cost Estimate
S. 3860, Invest to Protect Act of 2022
November 15, 2022
As passed by the Senate on August 1, 2022

Cost Estimate
S. 4003, Law Enforcement De-Escalation Training Act of 2022
November 15, 2022
As passed by the Senate on August 1, 2022

Cost Estimate
S. 4430, Interagency Patent Coordination and Improvement Act of 2022
November 15, 2022
As reported on August 2, 2022 

Cost Estimate
S. 4524, Speak Out Act
November 15, 2022
As passed by the Senate on September 29, 2022

Cost Estimate
S. 673, Journalism Competition and Preservation Act of 2022
November 15, 2022
As ordered reported on September 22, 2022

Report
The Distribution of Household Income, 2019
November 15, 2022
CBO regularly analyzes the distribution of income in the United States and how it has changed over time. This report presents the distributions of household income, means-tested transfers, and federal taxes between 1979 and 2019.

Cost Estimate
H.R. 3600, Route 66 National Historic Trail Designation Act
November 14, 2022
As ordered reported on November 17, 2021

Cost Estimate
H.R. 4648, Cane River Creole National Historical Park Boundary Modification Act
November 14, 2022
As ordered reported on November 17, 2021

Cost Estimate
H.R. 4690, Sustaining America’s Fisheries for the Future Act of 2021
November 14, 2022
As ordered reported on September 29, 2022

Cost Estimate
H.R. 5444, Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act
November 14, 2022
As ordered reported on June 15, 2022 

Cost Estimate
H.R. 6201, National Liberty Memorial Preservation Act
November 14, 2022
As reported by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on September 27, 2022

Cost Estimate
H.R. 6434, Japanese American World War II History Network Act
November 14, 2022
As reported by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on September 27, 2022

Cost Estimate
H.R. 6438, Dearfield Study Act
November 14, 2022
As ordered reported on July 20, 2022

Cost Estimate
H.R. 6442, PACTS Act
November 14, 2022
As ordered reported on July 13, 2022

Cost Estimate
H.R. 6654, CASC Act
November 14, 2022
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on July 13, 2022

Cost Estimate
H.R. 6799, John P. Parker House Study Act
November 14, 2022
As ordered reported on July 20, 2022

Cost Estimate
H.R. 7075, Ukrainian Independence Park Act of 2022
November 14, 2022
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on June 15, 2022 

Cost Estimate
H.R. 7496, a bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to install a plaque at the peak of Ram Head in the Virgin Islands National Park on St. John, United States Virgin Islands, to commemorate the slave rebellion that began on St. John in 1733
November 14, 2022
As ordered reported on July 13, 2022

FAF

Financial Accounting Foundation Publishes New Strategic Plan
November 17, 2022

Financial Accounting Foundation Trustees Appoint Edward C. Bernard as Next Board Chair
November 15, 2022

FAF Trustees Appoint Joyce Joseph to the Financial Accounting Standards Board
November 15, 2022

Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) Trustees Reappoint Chair and Vice Chair of the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council (GASAC)
November 15, 2022

FASB

FASB Seeks Input on Proposed New Chapter of Its Conceptual Framework: Recognition and Derecognition
November 22, 2022

Small Business Advisory Committee Meeting Recap—November 10, 2022
November 18, 2022

FAF Trustees Appoint Joyce Joseph to the Financial Accounting Standards Board
November 15, 2022

GAO

Connected Vehicles:
Additional DOT Information Could Help Stakeholders Manage Spectrum Availability Challenges and New Rules

GAO-23-105069
Published:
Publicly Released:
Connected vehicle technologies could reduce crashes by allowing vehicles, infrastructure, and road users' personal devices to communicate wirelessly. Exchanging messages via dedicated radio frequencies can help cars "see" around corners and avoid hazards. In 2020, the Federal Communications Commission reduced the radio frequency spectrum dedicated to these technologies by 60%. The Department of Transportation is developing a strategy to get these technologies onto the roads...

Science & Tech Spotlight:
Biorecycling of Plastics

GAO-23-106261
Published:
Publicly Released:
People around the world generated more than 350 million tons of plastic waste in 2019 and very little of it was recycled. When plastic waste ends up in landfills and the ocean, it can harm the environment and human health. A new technology—biorecycling—may help address this problem. It uses microbes, such as bacteria or fungi, to recycle plastics. This Science & Tech Spotlight discusses how...

Science & Tech Spotlight:
Zero Trust Architecture

GAO-23-106065
Published:
Publicly Released:
Zero trust architecture (ZTA) is a cybersecurity approach that authenticates and authorizes every interaction between a network and a user or device—in contrast to traditional cybersecurity models that allow users or devices to move freely within the network once they are granted access. ZTA works on the "never trust, always verify" principle and assumes that attacks will come from within and outside of the network...

Securities and Exchange Commission:
Additional Guidance Needed for Assessing Staff Procedures

GAO-23-105465 Published:
Publicly Released:
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) oversees financial markets. Each year, SEC assesses if a set of staff procedures for examinations, investigations, and securities filings reviews were well-designed, current, and effective. FY 2021 was the first year that SEC had written guidance to ensure the consistency of these assessments. While the guidance generally helped, we found opportunities for enhancement. For example, SEC could use program...

Offshore Oil and Gas:
Strategy Urgently Needed to Address Cybersecurity Risks to Infrastructure

GAO-23-105789
Published:
Publicly Released:
A network of over 1,600 offshore facilities produce a significant portion of U.S. domestic oil and gas. These facilities, which rely on technology to remotely monitor and control equipment, face a growing risk of cyberattacks. A cyberattack on these facilities could cause physical, environmental, and economic harm. And disruptions to oil and gas production and transmission could affect supplies and markets. The Department of the...

National School Lunch Program:
USDA Could Enhance Assistance to States and Schools in Providing Seafood to Students
GAO-23-105179
Published:
Publicly Released:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National School Lunch Program provides healthy meals to millions of kids from low-income households. Dietary guidelines say school age kids should eat 4-10 oz. of seafood weekly. But seafood made up just 1-2% of all animal proteins that USDA purchased for the program (about 3 oz. per student per year) in FYs 2014-19. Several factors—allergy concerns, student preferences, and cost—affected...

Social Security Administration:
Remote Service Delivery Increased during COVID-19, but More Could Be Done to Assist Vulnerable Populations

GAO-23-104650
Published:
Publicly Released:
The Social Security Administration changed how it delivered services due to COVID-19. It temporarily closed its offices to the public, with few exceptions, and expanded its telephone, video, and online services. The public filed fewer SSA benefit claims during the pandemic—especially disability claims and claims by certain vulnerable populations. This may be in part because some benefit applications can't be submitted online, including those in...

Wildland Fire:
Barriers to Recruitment and Retention of Federal Wildland Firefighters

GAO-23-105517
Published:
Publicly Released:
U.S. wildfires have grown more severe in recent years. The Department of Agriculture's Forest Service and 4 agencies within the Department of the Interior rely on about 18,700 employees to fight fires. But recruiting and retaining federal wildland firefighters has been difficult due to factors like low pay, poor work-life balance, limited workforce diversity, and more. To help, the Forest Service has increased the size...

Overseas Real Property:
State's Initial Assessment of Natural Hazard Risks Faced By its Posts

GAO-23-105452
Published:
Publicly Released:
In 2020, the State Department created a Climate Security and Resilience program. The program assesses the risk natural hazards pose to each of its 294 locations around the world. State selected 8 natural hazards for its assessment: coastal flooding, riverine flooding, tsunamis, earthquakes, water stress (i.e., lack of fresh water to meet demand), extreme heat, extreme wind, and landslides. State's assessment of the risks these...

Passengers with Disabilities:
Barriers to Accessible Air Travel Remain

GAO-23-106358
Published:
Publicly Released:
Air travel for people with disabilities can be very challenging. We testified about these challenges and actions that airports, airlines, and the Department of Transportation are taking to address them. For example, some airports have smartphone applications to help people with low vision navigate through terminals. Also, some airlines have developed guidance for passengers and training for airline staff to better support those traveling with...

Discretionary Transportation Grants:
DOT Should Better Communicate Federal Share Requirements to Applicants

GAO-23-105639
Published:
Publicly Released:
Through a program currently known as "RAISE," the Department of Transportation has awarded $12 billion in grants for road, transit, and related projects. RAISE funds can be combined with funds from other sources, including other federal sources, to pay for projects—with rules around how much federal funding can be used. DOT's public notices to applicants weren't consistently clear about key information such as how the...

Federal Railroad Administration:
Better Communication of Safety Information Could Improve the Close Call System
GAO-23-105287
Published:
Publicly Released:
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) helps administer a voluntary, confidential reporting system where railroad employees can report close calls and unsafe events (e.g., a train going beyond the authorized maximum speed) that may have been caused by human error. But as of August 2022, only 23 of the nearly 800 railroads in the U.S. participated in this system. The system's success stories may be shared...

Ransomware:
Federal Coordination and Assistance Challenges

GAO-23-106279
Published:
Publicly Released:
Ransomware is software that makes data and systems unusable unless ransom payments are made. State, local, tribal, and territorial government organizations—including schools—have been targeted by ransomware. This can affect vital government operations and services. Ransomware attacks on schools can cause learning loss as well as monetary loss. Several federal agencies provide direct assistance to these organizations in preventing and responding to ransomware attacks. We discuss...

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act:
Additional Steps Needed to Help States Collect Complete Enrollment Information
GAO-23-104830
Published:
Publicly Released:
The Departments of Labor and Education oversee 6 core workforce development programs that help job seekers find work and employers find qualified employees. The departments require the programs to submit data on their participants, and have taken steps to help them do so. But the departments still don't have complete data on participants who are enrolled in multiple programs. For example, program data submitted to...

U.S. Courts:
The Judiciary Should Improve Its Policies on Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Investigations

GAO-23-105942
Published:
Publicly Released:
The federal judiciary investigates fraud, waste, and abuse allegations to hold its judges and staff accountable for their conduct as government officials and managers of public resources. But federal judiciary policies for addressing alleged fraud, waste, and abuse don't fully align with investigative best practices on establishing documented procedures and ensuring independence. For example, investigations are referred to the same unit from which the allegations...

Financial Audit:
Securities and Exchange Commission's FY 2022 and FY 2021 Financial Statements

GAO-23-105791
Published:
Publicly Released:
The Securities and Exchange Commission enforces securities laws that protect investors. The SEC collected $3.2 billion in penalties for securities law violations in FY22. Some of that goes to the Investor Protection Fund, which rewards whistleblowers and supports investor education. We audit and issue opinions annually on SEC and Fund financial statements and on related internal controls (e.g., processes to reasonably assure that transactions are...

Disaster Recovery:
Actions Needed to Improve the Federal Approach

GAO-23-104956
Published:
Publicly Released:
The federal government has provided billions of dollars to communities recovering from disasters, such as floods, hurricanes, and wildfires. But federal disaster recovery programs are spread across more than 30 agencies, making it difficult for communities to figure out who to turn to for help. We recommended that federal agencies identify and take steps to better manage this fragmentation across these programs. We also identified...

Cybersecurity:
Secret Service Has Made Progress Toward Zero Trust Architecture, but Work Remains

GAO-23-105466
Published:
Publicly Released:
With the ever-increasing threat of cyberattacks, the Secret Service is adopting a "zero trust" approach to cybersecurity. This "zero trust architecture" requires constant verification of everything that's trying to connect to an organization's IT systems. The Secret Service developed a plan to implement this with 4 milestones, such as assessing agency IT systems against federal guidance and implementing cloud services. But the agency created this...

Financial Audit:
Federal Housing Finance Agency's FY 2022 and FY 2021 Financial Statements

GAO-23-105910
Published:
Publicly Released:
The Federal Housing Finance Agency's goal is to keep the housing finance system healthy by supervising and regulating Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Bank System. The agency spent $338.4 million in FY 2022 to do its work. We audit and issue opinions annually on the agency's financial statements and on related internal controls (e.g., processes to reasonably assure that transactions are...

VA Health Care:
Additional Action Needed to Assess the Medical Scribe Pilot

GAO-23-105712
Published:
Publicly Released:
Medical scribes help doctors by entering patient information—like symptoms and treatment plans—into electronic health records during visits. This allows doctors to focus more on treating patients and less on taking notes. Veterans Affairs piloted the use of scribes in 11 of its medical centers from 2020-2022. Scribes assisted providers in the cardiology, orthopedic, and emergency departments—updating electronic health records in real-time during patient visits. VA...

Financial Audit:
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's FY 2022 and FY 2021 Financial Statements

GAO-23-105879
Published:
Publicly Released:
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) works to enhance citizens' financial education and ensure that banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat people fairly. The agency spent $1.03 billion in FY 2022 to do its work. We audit and issue an opinion annually on CFPB's financial statements and on related internal controls (e.g., processes to reasonably assure that transactions are properly authorized and recorded). In...

Performance and Accountability Report, Fiscal Year 2022
GAO-23-900398
Published:
Publicly Released:
GAO's work yielded $55.6 billion in financial benefits for the federal government in FY 2022—a return of $74 for every dollar invested in us. We did it by recommending ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of federal programs and more. We also identified 1,262 other benefits—things that improve programs and operations but can't be measured in dollars. For example, our work: Prompted the Army...

Southwest Border:
Border Patrol's Missing Migrant Program

GAO-23-106007
Published:
Publicly Released:
Migrants trying to enter the U.S. illegally along the southwest border risk injury or death by crossing in remote areas. Border Patrol's Missing Migrant Program is intended to identify and help missing or injured migrants. In our April 2022 report, we recommended improving the data that the program reports to Congress on migrant deaths. Border Patrol has taken some steps since then. For example, officials...

China:
Efforts Underway to Address Technology Transfer Risk at U.S. Universities, but ICE Could Improve Related Data

GAO-23-106114
Published:
Publicly Released:
A third of foreign graduate students studying STEM at U.S. universities are Chinese nationals—some with access to sensitive research. U.S. agencies have identified several factors indicating the types of students—such as being from a country of concern like China—who may pose a greater risk of transferring technology to foreign entities. Immigration and Customs Enforcement keeps a database related to these factors but hasn't assessed if...

GASB

Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) Trustees Reappoint Chair and Vice Chair of the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council (GASAC)
November 15, 2022

GASB Proposes Guidance to Assist Stakeholders with Application of Its Pronouncements
November 15, 2022

IASB

November 2022 IASB Update now available and work plan updated
Update
28 Nov 2022

December 2022 Due Process Oversight Committee agenda and meeting papers now available
Meeting
28 Nov 2022

IASB proposes changes to the IFRS Accounting Taxonomy 2022 for amendments to IFRS 16 and IAS 1
Consultation
28 Nov 2022

December 2022 IFRS Taxonomy Consultative Group agenda and meeting papers now available
Meeting
25 Nov 2022

IASB proposes accelerated narrow-scope amendments to Accounting Standard on income taxes
Announcement
24 Nov 2022

IASB votes to retain impairment-only approach for goodwill accounting
Announcement
24 Nov 2022 

November 2022 ISSB podcast now available
Podcast
22 Nov 2022

ISSB Update November 2022 now available
Update
22 Nov 2022

Join the Staff—Publishing Project Manager
Careers
21 Nov 2022

Join the staff—HR Generalist
Careers
18 Nov 2022

November 2022 IFRS Interpretations Committee agenda and meeting papers now available
Meeting
17 Nov 2022

Issue 27 of the Investor Update published
Update
17 Nov 2022

November 2022 Islamic Finance Consultative Group meeting recording now available
Meeting
17 Nov 2022

October 2022 Jurisdictional Working Group meeting summary available
Meeting
16 Nov 2022

IFRS Foundation proposes changes to the IFRS Accounting Taxonomy 2022 to improve quality of tagged data Consultation
16 Nov 2022

Join the Staff—Salesforce and Business Systems Specialist
Careers
15 Nov 2022

December 2022 Accounting Standards Advisory Forum agenda and meeting papers now available
Meeting
14 Nov 2022

October 2022 SME Implementation Group meeting summary now available
Meeting
14 Nov 2022

IRS

IRS, Security Summit partners begin National Tax Security Awareness Week; urge people to watch out for holiday scams and protect personal information as tax season nears
IR-2022-204, November 28, 2022 — On Cyber Monday, the Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners kicked-off the 7th National Tax Security Awareness Week with information for taxpayers and tax professionals on how to avoid scams and protect sensitive personal information.

Get Ready now to file your 2022 federal income tax return
IR-2022-203, November 22, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today encouraged taxpayers to take simple steps before the end of the year to make filing their 2022 federal tax return easier. With a little advance preparation, a preview of tax changes and convenient online tools, taxpayers can approach the upcoming tax season with confidence.

Security Summit focuses special week on identity theft to protect taxpayers, tax professionals as holiday and tax seasons approach
IR-2022-202, November 18, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service, along with state tax agencies and the nation's tax industry, today announced a special week focusing attention on empowering taxpayers to protect sensitive financial information against identity thieves as the holidays and the 2023 tax season get closer.

Reminder to IRA owners age 70½ or over: Qualified charitable distributions are great options for making tax-free gifts to charity
IR-2022-201, November 17, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded IRA owners age 70½ or over of their option to transfer up to $100,000 to charity tax-free each year.

IRS Advisory Council issues 2022 Annual Report
IR-2022-200, November 15, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC) today issued its annual report for 2022, including recommendations to the IRS on new and continuing issues in tax administration.

IRS reminds taxpayers IRS Free File remains open until Nov. 17
IR-2022-199, November 15, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded those who still need to file their 2021 tax returns that IRS Free File remains open until November 17 and can help those who qualify claim the Child Tax Credit, Recovery Rebate Credit or Earned Income Tax Credit.

NYC

NYC Department of Finance Names New Chief Information Officer
November 23, 2022

Commissioner Preston Niblack Testifies at the City Council Committee on Finance Hearing on the Recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform.
November 15, 2022

NYS

Governor Hochul Directs Department of Financial Services to Help Expedite Claims In Response to Historic Winter Storm
November 21, 2022

PCAOB

PCAOB Approves 2023 Budget, Strategic Plan to Protect Investors
Nov. 18, 2022

PCAOB Proposes a New Quality Control Standard
Nov. 18, 2022

PCAOB Welcomes Global Partners to 14th International Institute on Audit Regulation
Nov. 17, 2022

Chair Williams: International Cooperation Essential for High Audit Quality
Nov. 16, 2022

SEC

SEC Awards $20 Million to Whistleblower
2022-211, Washington D.C., Nov. 28, 2022 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an award of $20 million to a whistleblower who provided new and critical information that led to the success of an enforcement action.

SEC Publishes FY22-26 Strategic Plan
2022-210, Washington D.C., Nov. 23, 2022 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today released its Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2022 to 2026, outlining agency objectives to fight against fraud, maintain a robust and relevant regulatory framework, and sustain a skilled and diverse workforce to serve America’s investors and capital-raising entrepreneurs alike.

SEC Charges Goldman Sachs Asset Management for Failing to Follow its Policies and Procedures Involving ESG Investments
2022-209, Washington D.C., Nov. 22, 2022 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P. (GSAM) for policies and procedures failures involving two mutual funds and one separately managed account strategy marketed as Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investments. To settle the charges, GSAM agreed to pay a $4 million penalty.

SEC Seeks to Stop the Registration of Misleading Crypto Asset Offerings
2022-208, Washington D.C., Nov. 18, 2022 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today instituted administrative proceedings against American CryptoFed DAO LLC (American CryptoFed), a Wyoming-based organization, to determine whether a stop order should be issued to suspend the registration of the offer and sale of two crypto assets, the Ducat token and the Locke token.

SEC Charges Unregistered Brokers That Facilitated More Than $1.2 Billion in Primarily Penny Stock Trades
2022-207, Washington D.C., Nov. 17, 2022 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Jeffrey K. Galvani, Stuart A. Jeffery, and two New York-based entities they controlled with operating as unregistered broker-dealers that facilitated more than $1.2 billion of securities trading, primarily in penny stocks.

SEC Announces Enforcement Results for FY22
2022-206, Washington D.C., Nov. 15, 2022 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it filed 760 total enforcement actions in fiscal year 2022, a 9 percent increase over the prior year. These included 462 new, or "stand alone," enforcement actions, a 6.5 percent increase over fiscal year 2021; 129 actions against issuers who were allegedly delinquent in making required filings with the SEC; and 169 "follow-on" administrative proceedings seeking to bar or suspend individuals from certain functions in the securities markets based on criminal convictions, civil injunctions, or other orders. The SEC’s stand-alone enforcement actions in fiscal year 2022 ran the gamut of conduct, from "first-of-their-kind" actions to cases charging traditional securities law violations.

SEC Charges S&P Global Ratings with Conflict of Interest Violations
2022-205, Washington D.C., Nov. 14, 2022 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged S&P Global Ratings, a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (NRSRO) registered with the Commission, with violating conflict of interest rules designed to prevent sales and marketing considerations from influencing credit ratings.

TIGTA

Controls to Prevent and Recover From Ransomware Attacks Were Generally Effective
November 23, 2022

TIGTA Announces Launch of New Website
November 18, 2022

More Should Be Done to Expand and Increase Use and Availability of the IRS’s Taxpayer Digital Communication Tools
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