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SA 689. Mr. CORKER submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 1388, to reauthorize and reform the national service laws; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the appropriate place, add the following:
SEC. __. INCREASED BORROWING AUTHORITY OF THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION.
Section 14(a) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1824(a)) is amended--
(1) by striking ``$30,000,000,000'' and inserting ``$100,000,000,000'';
(2) by striking ``The Corporation is authorized'' and inserting the following:
``(1) IN GENERAL.--The Corporation is authorized'';
(3) by striking ``There are hereby'' and inserting the following:
``(2) FUNDING.--There are hereby''; and
(4) by adding at the end the following:
``(3) TEMPORARY INCREASES AUTHORIZED.--
``(A) RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INCREASE.--During the period beginning on the date of enactment of this paragraph and ending on December 31, 2010, if, upon the written recommendation of the Board of Directors (upon a vote of not less than two-thirds of the members of the Board of Directors) and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (upon a vote of not less than two-thirds of the members of such Board), the Secretary of the Treasury (in consultation with the President) determines
that additional amounts above the $100,000,000,000 amount specified in paragraph (1) are necessary, such amount shall be increased to the amount so determined to be necessary, not to exceed $500,000,000,000.
``(B) REPORT REQUIRED.--If the borrowing authority of the Corporation is increased above $100,000,000,000 pursuant to subparagraph (A), the Corporation shall promptly submit a report to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Financial Services of the House of Representatives describing the reasons and need for the additional borrowing authority and its intended uses.''.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Mar 24, 2009.)