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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 338-JULY 15, 1949 Report to President and Congress. Deposit of funds. Availability. Ante, p. 416 . Powers of Adminis- trator. (4) make an annual report to the President, for transmission to the Congress, to be submitted as soon as practicable following the close of the year for which such report is made. (b) Funds made available to the Administrator pursuant to the provisions of this title shall be deposited in a checking account or accounts with the Treasurer of the United States. Receipts and assets obtained or held by the Administrator in connection with the performance of his functions under this title shall be available for any of the purposes of this title (except for capital grants pursuant to section 103 hereof), and all funds available for carrying out the functions of the Administrator under this title (including appropri- ations therefor, which are hereby authorized), shall be available, in such amounts as may from year to year be authorized by the Congress, for the administrative expenses of the Administrator in connection with the performance of such functions. (c) In the performance of, and with respect to, the functions, powers, and duties vested in him by this title, the Administrator, notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, may- (1) sue and be sued; (2) foreclose on any property or commence any action to protect or enforce any right conferred upon him by any law, contract, or other agreement, and bid for and purchase at any foreclosure or any other sale any project or part thereof in connection with which he has made a loan or capital grant pursuant to this title. In the event of any such acquisition, the Administrator may, notwithstanding any other provision of law relating to the acquisition, handling, or disposal of real property by the United States, complete, administer, dispose of, and other- wise deal with, such project or part thereof: Provided,That any such acquisition of real property shall not deprive any State or political subdivision thereof of its civil jurisdiction in and over such property or impair the civil rights under the State or local laws of the inhabitants on such property; (3) enter into agreements to pay annual sums in lieu of taxes to any State or local taxing authority with respect to any real property so acquired or owned, and such sums shall approximate the taxes which would be paid upon such property to the State or local taxing authority, as the case may be, if such property were not exempt from taxation; (4) sell or exchange at public or private sale, or lease, real or personal property, and sell or exchange any securities or obligations, upon such terms as he may fix; (5) obtain insurance against loss in connection with property and other assets held; (6) subject to the specific limitations in this title, consent to the modification, with respect to rate of interest, time of payment of any installment of principal or interest, security, amount of capital grant, or any other term, of any contract or agreement to which he is a party or which has been transferred to him pur- suant to this title; and (7) include in any contract or instrument made pursuant to this title such other covenants, conditions, or provisions (includ- ing such covenants, conditions, or provisions as, in the determina- tion of the Administrator, are necessary or desirable to prevent the payment of excessive prices for the acquisition of land in con- nection with projects assisted under this title) as he may deem necessary to assure that the purposes of this title will be achieved. No provision of this title shall be construed or administered to permit speculation in land holding. 418 [63 STAT.