H.R. 1242 (111th): To amend the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 to provide for additional monitoring and accountability of the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

Mar 02, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Passed House)
Carolyn Maloney
Representative for New York's 14th congressional district
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Dec 03, 2009
7 pages
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A bill to amend the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, to provide for ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 28, 2009


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on December 2, 2009 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Mar 02, 2009
Referred to Committee Mar 02, 2009
Passed House Dec 02, 2009

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Dec 02, 2009 5:01 p.m.
Passed 421/0

42 cosponsors (23R, 19D) (show)

House Financial Services

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

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12/2/2009--Passed House amended.
Amends the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) to direct the Secretary of the Treasury to:
(1) establish an electronic database using data from specified sources to monitor the use of Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds by institutions receiving financial assistance or procurement contracts; and
(2) make such database available to the Special Inspector General of TARP, the Comptroller General, and the Congressional Oversight Panel in order to provide them with access to current information on the status of funds distributed under TARP, including funds distributed through procurement contracts.
Requires the Secretary to: (1) collect from each federal agency any regulatory filings, internal models, financial models, and analytics associated with the financial assistance on at least a daily basis in order to determine the effectiveness of TARP in stimulating prudent lending and strengthening bank capital; and (2) compare the data in such database with any other data in order to identify activities inconsistent with TARP goals.
Requires the Secretary, if a recipient's use of TARP funds is not meeting TARP goals, to develop, in coordination with federal agencies, recommendations for better meeting such goals.
Directs the Secretary, furthermore, to modify permitted uses of TARP funds if such goals are not met within a reasonable time after the recommendations are communicated.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) adopt rules and procedures for public access to the electronic database created by this Act; and (2) implement measures to protect confidential or proprietary information. Subjects intentional disclosure of such information to criminal penalties.
Requires the Secretary to: (1) issue a request for proposal and award contract services to implement this Act within 30 days after enactment; and (2) ensure that the electronic database is operational within 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act.
Modifies the reduction of TARP funds to offset the costs of program changes.

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