What was the purpose of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008?

August 8, 2020 Off By idswater

What was the purpose of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008?

The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (EESA) was a law passed by Congress in 2008 in response to the subprime mortgage crisis. It authorized the Treasury secretary to buy up to $700 billion of troubled assets and restore liquidity in financial markets.

How did the TARP program work?

The Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) was instituted by the U.S. Treasury following the 2008 financial crisis. TARP stabilized the financial system by having the government buy mortgage-backed securities and bank stocks. From 2008 to 2010, TARP invested $426.4 billion in firms and recouped $441.7 billion in return.

When was the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008?

October 3, 2008
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 3, 2008. The act created the Troubled Asset Relief Program, a program authorizing the Department of the Treasury to purchase assets from failing financial institutions until October 3, 2010.

Who received bailouts in 2008?


Company Preferred stock purchased (billions USD) Additional details
AIG (American International Group) $40
JPMorgan Chase $25 October 28, 2008
Wells Fargo $25 October 28, 2008
GMAC Financial Services (Ally) $17.3 Total stake has been liquidated with income received of $19.6 billion. Now renamed to Ally Financial.

How much were the banks bailed out in 2008?

A bank rescue package totalling some £500 billion (approximately $850 billion) was announced by the British government on 8 October 2008, as a response to the global financial crisis.

What was the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008?

The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 was legislation passed in the wake of the international credit and subprime mortgage crisis that began to make itself known around 2007. The legislation established the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) which was created to purchase “troubled assets” from institutional investors.

What was the stock market like in September 2008?

On September 19, 2008, when news of the bailout proposal emerged, the U.S. stock market rose by 3%. Foreign stock markets also surged, and foreign currencies corrected slightly, after having dropped earlier in the month.

Who was the Secretary of the Treasury in 2008?

The legislation had its origin in early 2008, Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson directed two of his aides, Neel Kashkari and Phillip Swagel, to write a plan to recapitalize the U.S. financial system in case of total collapse.

What was the budget of the US in 2008?

The 2008 federal budget submitted by the president is $2.9 trillion, meaning a $700 billion bailout would constitute a 24% increase to $3.6 trillion, which would exceed the $3.1 trillion 2009 budget.

What did the EESA do for the banks?

The EESA also directed the treasury secretary to create a program to allow banks to insure their troubled assets with the government. The EESA required the Treasury Department to modify distressed loans when possible to prevent home foreclosures.

For the legislative history and the events leading to the law, see Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.

What was the purpose of the EESA and tarp?

The EESA mandated that banks that sell troubled assets to the government under the TARP provide warrants to ensure that taxpayers benefit from any future growth the banks may enjoy as a result of their participation in the program.

Do you lose SDP if you lose Eesa?

Ignore the EESA because that’s something they sometimes use when paying a payment to someones bank. EESA is just ESA it doesn’t mean anything about your Severe Disability Premium (SDP) If you lost your daily living PIP then yes you would lose the SDP. SDP is £62.45. It would be this amount you’d lose if you lost your daily living award of PIP.