Biden’s First 100 Days
While combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, the Biden administration also shifted the direction of policy in a number of legal and regulatory areas during its first 100 days. We examine the initiatives, executive orders, nominees and legislative developments that reflect the new administration’s long-term priorities, as well as congressional and federal agency actions, in arenas such as consumer finance, corporate governance, employment, energy, the environment, infrastructure, sanctions and anti-money laundering, tax, technology and trade.
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Infrastructure Plan Relies On Federal Loan Programs
The over $2 trillion American Jobs Plan proposes large investments under a broad definition of infrastructure, prioritizing electric vehicles, a more resilient electric grid and expanded high-speed broadband access, in addition to traditional transportation. Direct financing from federal loan programs will play a large role in the implementation of this plan.
Supreme Court Developments
The Biden administration’s actions involving pending U.S. Supreme Court cases suggest it will not be shy in asserting fundamentally different positions from its predecessor’s in matters before the Court. In addition, how the Court rules on cases affecting businesses this term will shed light on emerging alignments among the justices.
The SEC has been clearly focused on ESG disclosure issues since the start of the Biden administration and has taken steps toward developing more guidance on the matter.
The IRS would use a significant increase in its enforcement budget to conduct more examinations of partnerships and high-net-worth individuals who invest in them.