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With the passage of a coronavirus relief package that includes a second wave of Paycheck Protection Program funds, the American Bankers Association joined a group of financial trade groups today in requesting the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration issue and finalize all rules and guidance of any PPP enhancements or new small business relief programs.

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A group of 35 Republican members of Congress sent a letter to congressional leadership on Friday calling for the extension of the troubled debt restructuring provisions in the CARES act that allow banks to suspend the requirements under generally accepted accounting principles for loan modifications related to COVID-19 that would otherwise be categorized as TDRs.

Economy

Rising corporate debt, vulnerabilities in short-term wholesale funding markets and commercial real estate were among several risks flagged by the Financial Stability Oversight Council in its annual report released today. The reported noted that “risks to U.S. financial stability remain elevated compared to last year,” and that “the global outlook for economic recovery is uncertain, depending on the severity and the duration of the ongoing pandemic.”

Economy

In a Senate Banking Committee hearing on the coronavirus response today, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin emphasized the importance of additional fiscal support as the economy continues to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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