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Federal Regulatory Agencies

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SEC Issues Administrative Law Judges Order Involving Can-Cal Resources, China Fruits and SkyStar Bio-Pharmaceutical
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission's Administrative Law Judges issued the following order (File No. 3-18017) involving Can-Cal Resources, China Fruits and SkyStar Bio-Pharmaceutical:

In the Matter of Can-Cal Resources Ltd., China Fruits Corp., and SkyStar Bio-Pharmaceutical Co.

Order Following Prehearing Conference

Yesterday, I held a prehearing conference attended by counsel for the Division of Enforcement and Respondent Can Cal Resources Ltd.

We discussed whether Can Cal wished to waive its right to a hearing where witnesses would be called and cross examined and ... Show Full Article

SEC Commissioners Jackson Issues Letter to Rep. Maloney
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following letter by Commissioner Robert J. Jackson Jr.:

To: Carolyn B. Maloney, Chair, Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets, United States House of Representatives, 2308 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515-3212

Dear Chair Maloney:

Thank you for your July 15 letter regarding my research on the need for transparency in corporate political spending--and your leadership in urging the SEC to ensure that our rules protect American families who invest in public companies ... Show Full Article

FTC Issues Agency Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2019
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The Federal Trade Commission issued the following news release:

The Federal Trade Commission issued its Fiscal Year 2019 Agency Financial Report (https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/agency-financial-report-fy2019/ftc_agency_financial_report_fy2019.pdf), which describes the agency's strong fiscal management and key program performance during the past year. The report highlights the FTC's accomplishments in furtherance of its missions to protect consumers and promote competition, and reaffirms the agency's commitment to responsible stewardship of resources and ... Show Full Article

FDIC Proposes New Rule Codifying Policy on Section 19 Hiring
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation issued the following news release:

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- Agency seeks comment to provide greater employment access for individuals with minor criminal offenses

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The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today published a proposed rule to formalize a longstanding agency policy related to individuals seeking to work in the banking industry with minor criminal offenses.

"Since joining the FDIC, I have heard a number of stories about individuals that committed minor criminal violations when they were young and have been barred from ... Show Full Article

FCC Issues Order on Lifeline, Link Up Reform & Modernization
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following order (WC Docket Nos. 11-42, 09-197 and 10-90):

In the Matter of Lifeline and Link Up Reform and Modernization

Telecommunications Carriers Eligible for Universal Service Support

Connect America Fund

ORDER

Adopted: November 15, 2019

Released: November 19, 2019

By the Commission: Commissioners Starks and Rosenworcel dissenting and issuing separate statements

I. INTRODUCTION

1. In this Order, the Commission addresses the petition of CTIA and others (collectively, Petitioners)/1 seeking a waiver of the Commission's ... Show Full Article

Chairman Pai Names Members, Announces First Meeting of Precision Agriculture Task Force
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following news release:

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- FCC Also Seeking Nominations for Four Working Groups

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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today announced the membership and first meeting date of the new task force assigned to explore ways to enhance the productivity and efficiency of the nation's farms and ranches through broadband-based technologies--a concept known as "precision agriculture."

Planned in close consultation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the first meeting of the Task Force for Reviewing ... Show Full Article

CFTC Commissioner Quintenz Issues Opening Statement Before Energy & Environmental Markets Advisory Committee
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued the following statement by Commissioner Brian Quintenz before the Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee:

"Sadly, I am not able to participate in person due to a prior commitment, but I am looking forward to watching all the panels later via webcast.

"The Committee has a packed agenda before it today, exploring issues that are timely and pertinent to the intersection of the derivatives markets with environmental and energy developments. Historically, exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives products have ... Show Full Article