WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve Board's latest policy statement is raising questions about the central bank's commitment to the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility, which has struggled to attract interest from investors in recent months.

The policy statement is the central bank's primary method of communicating its assessment of economic conditions. The facility was highlighted in the previous two statements but was conspicuously absent from Wednesday's version. Instead, the Fed issued a more generic show of support for its broader portfolio of liquidity facilities.

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