WASHINGTON — Under pressure from lawmakers not to charge banks another special assessment, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Sheila Bair said the agency would consider other alternatives — including some obscure ones — before it decides to act.

During a speech Friday, Bair said the agency will release a proposal soon that would outline several ways to replenish the dwindling Deposit Insurance Fund, including charging another premium, tapping the line of credit with the Treasury Department, issuing debt to the industry and requiring institutions to prepay their assessments for next year.

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