WASHINGTON - Some of the $30 billion loan Congress authorized last year for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. may have to be diverted to the thrift industry cleanup, Comptroller General Charles Bowsher warned Tuesday.

Since FDIC-insured banks are supposed to be on the hook to repay those borrowings, banks might then end up paying for thrift failures - exactly that they had dropped to avoid by maintaining a separate thrift insurance fund.

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