Ending the Fed’s Emergency Lending Facilities: Mnuchin v. Waters

On November 19, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that he would sunset five of the Federal Reserve’s emergency lending programs at year-end: the Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility, Secondary Market CCF, Municipal Liquidity Facility, Main Street Lending Program, and Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF). His decision, expressed in a letter to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, is based on the claim that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act requires that the programs be ended on December 31, 2020. However, he also thinks that the five emergency lending programs, … (full story)

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