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As Congress considers an additional COVID-19 rescue bill, ABA today joined a coalition of 17 other financial trade groups calling on lawmakers to include language in the bill to ensure that any economic impact payments will be protected from assignment or garnishment.

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Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) this week reintroduced the Improving Corporate Governance through Diversity Act, a bill that would require public companies to disclose annually the self-reported racial, ethnic and gender composition and veteran status of their board members, board nominees and executive officers, as well as whether they have adopted policies or strategies to promote board and executive diversity.

Commercial Lending

The White House today announced several measures to ensure the smallest firms have access to Paycheck Protection Program loans, including an exclusive application window for firms with fewer than 20 employees, a revised loan calculation and funding set-aside for sole proprietors and self-employed individuals and new eligibility for businesses owned by those with certain felony convictions.

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With the 117th Congress preparing to tackle additional coronavirus relief, as well as a broad range of other policy items, the American Bankers Association on Friday released its 2021 Blueprint for Growth.

Compliance and Risk

The nation’s banks “remain resilient” amid ongoing pressures brought on by the pandemic, the Federal Reserve said today in its semiannual monetary policy report. The Fed noted that bank profitability and capital positions improved in the second half of 2020, citing lower-than-expected losses and an improved economic outlook, among other things.

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