XBRL US Comment: Treasury Request on Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

XBRL US submitted a comment letter in response to U.S. Treasury’s Interim Final Rule to implement the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund and the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund which were established under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). ARPA provides $350 billion in emergency funding for eligible state, local, territorial, and Tribal governments to […more]


XBRL US Comments on Financial Institution Use of AI and Machine-Learning

XBRL US submitted a comment letter in response to the Request for Information and Comment on Financial Institutions’ Use of Artificial Intelligence, including Machine Learning. The Request was published by five federal agencies: the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve […more]


Financial Transparency Act (H.R. 2989) Reintroduced to 117th Congress

The Financial Transparency Act (FTA) was reintroduced to the 117th Congress by co-sponsors, Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Patrick McHenry (R-NC) as H.R. 2989. If passed, the FTA will improve government operating efficiency by streamlining regulatory reporting. It calls for eight financial regulatory agencies of the U.S. Financial Oversight Council (FSOC) to adopt and apply […more]


Treasury Secretary Yellen Comments on ESG Disclosures

On April 21, 2021, U.S. Treasury published remarks given by Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen to the Institute of International Finance regarding climate-related issues. In her speech, Secretary Yellen lays out Treasury’s “whole-of-government” approach to climate change, and points out the importance of ESG disclosures as follows: “This brings me to our initiatives to […more]


Federal Agencies RFI on Financial Institutions Use of AI & Machine-Learning

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, National Credit Union Administration, and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, have published a Request for Information and Comment on Financial Institutions’ Use of Artificial Intelligence, Including Machine Learning. The goal of the RFI is to […more]


Newsletter for the Reporting Standard of Business and Government

June, 2021 SEC announced tools and programs to support issuers, XBRL application providers, and data users. On June 22, the Commission announced its intent to conduct a test pilot program to support the planned roll-out of the final rule Securities Offering Reform for Closed-End Investment Companies. This is an important development that will help issuers […more]


May, 2021 Newsletter

May, 2021 Financial Transparency Act (FTA) reintroduced to 117th Congress. This important bill, if passed, calls for eight financial regulatory agencies to require data standards for their reporting entities. The FTA was reintroduced on May 4, 2021, as H.R. 2989 by co-sponsors Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Patrick McHenry (R-NC). Agencies named in the bill include […more]


April, 2021 Newsletter

Sustainability and climate issues remain in the headlines in the US and Europe. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen gave a compelling speech this month outlining Treasury’s “whole-of-government” approach to climate change, emphasizing the importance of ESG data, and Treasury’s intent to work with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to ensure an effective approach to […more]


March, 2021 Newsletter

March, 2021 Corporate sustainability takes center stage for both industry and regulators. March was a busy month for those interested in climate and other ESG topics. The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) published its draft XBRL Taxonomy, which represents ESG metrics for 77 industry groups. XBRL US’ Domain Steering Committee reviewed and provided feedback to […more]


February, 2021 Newsletter

February, 2021 SEC EDGAR System supports XBRL US DQC rules. In its draft EDGAR Filer Manual (Volume II), the Commission announced that EDGAR Release 21.1 will support XBRL US Data Quality Committee (DQC) rules in the US GAAP Taxonomy Release 2021, noting: EDGAR will support new data quality-enhancing checks included by FASB in the US-GAAP […more]