The Commercial Mortgage Securities Association (CMSA) asked Congress leadership to extend the Term Asset-Backed Securities Lending Facility (TALF) to commercial real estate as a way to facilitate lending in the private commercial mortgage market.

As policymakers develop Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) priorities for the upcoming Administration, CMSA, together with a group of eleven industry groups, have asked Congress for $20 billion in TARP funds, which makes up 2.9% of the overall $700 billion in allocated TARP relief.

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