government's and federal agencies' long term debt rating from AAA to AA+.
The federal banking agencies released the attached announcement, stating
that for risk-based capital purposes, the risk weights for Treasury
securities and other securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S.
government, government agencies, and government-sponsored entities will
The treatment of Treasury securities and other securities issued or
guaranteed by the U.S. government, government agencies, and
government-sponsored entities under other federal banking
agency regulations, including, for example, the Federal Reserve Board's
Regulation W, will also be unaffected.
Ralph T. Wutscher
McGinnis Tessitore Wutscher LLP
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