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Election Postmortem: Current State of Play

President-elect Biden is set to inherit a closely divided Congress and will need to navigate a delicate policy tightrope with Congressional leadership in both parties to advance his legislative priorities.

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Capitol Hill and Regulators to Remain Focused on ESG in the 117th Congress

On Capitol Hill, regulators and elected officials are also working to establish tools to help facilitate the ESG movement particularly with respect to ESG labelling and transparency obligations, which in turn, could help investors integrate and utilize ESG data.

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LIBOR Transition in the Face of COVID-19 – Are We on Time?

The transition away from LIBOR to SOFR is due to become a reality by year-end 2021. With the impact of COVID-19 still evolving, some have questioned whether more uncertainty should be introduced into the market. We look at recent developments and their potential impacts.

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New York Fed Revises TALF 2020 MLSA and FAQs

Mayer Brown has summarized these changes, which reflect the evolution of the program in response to its usage by market participants, and seek to preserve the original intent and effective functioning of the program.

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Senator Toomey Not Seeking Re-Election in 2022: What that Means for Senate Banking Committee Leadership

On Monday, October 5, 2020 Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) announced that he will not seek re-election in 2022, causing a shakeup in the future of the Senate Banking Committee leadership. Read our analysis of the impending game of musical chairs at the Senate Banking Committee for the next Congress and beyond.

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What to Expect in 2021: SBC and HFSC Agendas for the Next Congress

As Washington grapples with the looming fight to fill a Supreme Court vacancy, the legislative agenda for the rest of 2020 has become murky. But depending on the outcome of the elections, the 2021 agenda is beginning to come into focus.

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A Game of Musical Chairs for Potential House Financial Services Committee and Subcommittee Chairs

With every new Congress comes a game of musical chairs in Congressional Committees and Subcommittees as Member seniority, popularity, jockeying for specific assignments, and the number of seats given to the majority and minority come into play.

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The Effects of COVID-19 on College Enrollment and Student Loan Repayment

As colleges commence their fall semesters across the country, we take a look at how the pandemic is affecting college enrollment, student loan repayment, and the ultimate impact on student loan ABS.

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2020 Election: Eight Potential Outcomes

The Republican and Democratic National Conventions are now in the rear-view mirror. The upcoming 2020 elections are shaping up to be unprecedented in terms of the diversity of the candidates, the expectation of increased voting by mail, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on voters’ personal and professional lives. SFA breaks down eight possible scenarios for the 2020 election that could result in divided or unified governments.

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A Look Back at Senator Kamala Harris’ Financial Services Policies and Legislation

On Tuesday, August 11, Joe Biden selected Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate. In our latest blog, we outline some of Senator Harris’ views and recent work including tax, financial services, housing, corporate governance, and related legislation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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