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  January 29, 2021 - United States of America

Weekly Digest: COVID-19 Resources from Bradley (January 28, 2021)
  by Bradley COVID-19 Resources

The information listed below is categorized by topic for your convenience and includes content from the previous week. Bradley is actively monitoring and engaging with relevant federal, state or local entities on issues related to the coronavirus. Please contact one of the authors if you have any questions. Click on a link below to view the full article, alert, blog, webinar recording or interview.


Oversight in the New Congress: A Primer on Congressional Inquiries and a Preview of Democratic Priorities
Tuesday, February 09, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST
As Democrats assume control this year of both houses of Congress and the executive branch, companies can expect a significant increase in congressional and regulatory scrutiny. Congressional oversight of the private sector typically increases when Democrats are in charge, especially during Democratic administrations. 

You Should CARE: Will the Government Dismiss Unreasonable CARES Act Whistleblower Lawsuits?
Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 12:00 PM CST
In April, the United States approved the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) authorizing over $2 trillion in government money to support the economy during the coronavirus global pandemic. CARES Act funds have been used to support small businesses through the PPP, larger businesses through the Main Street Lending Program, and healthcare providers through HHS grants of up to $175 billion. Register


Banking and Financial Services

CFPB Publishes Supervisory Highlights Special Edition Focusing on COVID-19 Prioritized Assessments; Mortgage Servicing Issues Are Front and Center
On January 21, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released the 23rd issue of its Supervisory Highlights report, a special edition focusing entirely on the COVID-19 Prioritized Assessments that have been going on since the summer. 

Bradley Partner Jonathan Kolodziej Quoted in Inside Mortgage Finance on What Mortgage Servicers Can Expect from CFPB Under Chopra
Bradley attorney Jonathan Kolodziej was quoted in Inside Mortgage Finance on what mortgage servicers can expect under Biden's nominee to lead the CFPB, Rohit Chopra.

Government Contracts 

Bradley Partner Aron Beezley Quoted in Supply Chain Dive on Biden Invoking DPA to Combat Supply Shortages
Bradley attorney Aron Beezley was quoted in Supply Chain Dive on President Biden's decision to invoke the Defense Protection Act (DPA) to fight the coronavirus pandemic and combat supply shortages across 12 product categories facing deficits. 


Bradley Partner Bruce Ely Quoted in Bloomberg Tax on Pressure for States to Address Tax Features of PPP
Bradley attorney Bruce Ely was quoted in Bloomberg Tax on the pressure state legislatures and revenue agencies are facing to clarify the tax features of their pandemic relief laws. In at least a dozen states, taxpayers are awaiting clarity on state tax approaches to the Paycheck Protection Program.