12 USC 5202 - Definitions

For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) Appropriate committees of Congress 
The term appropriate committees of Congress means
(A) the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, the Committee on Finance, the Committee on the Budget, and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate; and
(B) the Committee on Financial Services, the Committee on Ways and Means, the Committee on the Budget, and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives.
(2) Board 
The term Board means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

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(3) Congressional support agencies 
The term congressional support agencies means the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation.
(4) Corporation 
The term Corporation means the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
(5) Financial institution 
The term financial institution means any institution, including, but not limited to, any bank, savings association, credit union, security broker or dealer, or insurance company, established and regulated under the laws of the United States or any State, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, American Samoa, or the United States Virgin Islands, and having significant operations in the United States, but excluding any central bank of, or institution owned by, a foreign government.
(6) Fund 
The term Fund means the Troubled Assets Insurance Financing Fund established under section 5212 of this title.
(7) Secretary 
The term Secretary means the Secretary of the Treasury.
(8) TARP 
The term TARP means the Troubled Asset Relief Program established under section 5211 of this title.
(9) Troubled assets 
The term troubled assets means
(A) residential or commercial mortgages and any securities, obligations, or other instruments that are based on or related to such mortgages, that in each case was originated or issued on or before March 14, 2008, the purchase of which the Secretary determines promotes financial market stability; and
(B) any other financial instrument that the Secretary, after consultation with the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, determines the purchase of which is necessary to promote financial market stability, but only upon transmittal of such determination, in writing, to the appropriate committees of Congress.