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    Monday, September 29, 2008

    US Congress passes 25 bln loan guarantees to automakers

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    The loan guarantees were included in a continuing resolution that included funding for the US government and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    President George W. Bush has indicated that he intends to sign the bill.

    "We're very pleased Congress has chosen to act at this critical time," said Greg Martin, director of communications for General Motors Corp's Washington office.

    GM had been subject of much speculation that it could be forced into bankruptcy.

    The bill, which was approved by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, are the first loan guarantees for US carmakers since Congress approved a similar 675 million dollar measure for Chrysler Corp. in 1980.

    Chrysler Chairman Robert Nardelli, however, said this week the loan guarantees should not be considered a rescue package for struggling carmakers. "This is not a bailout," he said.

    Under provisions of the new legislation, not only US carmakers are eligible for the guarantees but also suppliers and foreign automakers with plants in the United States that are more than 20 years old -- Nissan and Honda's US operations qualify.


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