WASHINGTON -- Congressional funding for the Resolution Trust Corp. will restart the stalled thrift cleanup but doesn't provide enough money for the Savings Association Insurance Fund to keep thrift premiums in line with those paid by commercial banks.

At 12:05 a.m. Tuesday the House voted 235 to 191 to appropriate $18.3 billion to finish the S&L cleanup. That's expected to be the final appropriation needed for the job.

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