36 U.S. Code § 153505 - Powers

The corporation may—
(1) adopt and amend bylaws for the management of its property and the regulation of its affairs;
(2) adopt and alter a corporate seal;
(3) choose officers, trustees, managers, employees, and agents as the activities of the corporation require;
(4) make contracts;
(5) acquire, own, lease, encumber, and transfer property as necessary or proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation;
(6) borrow money, issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property;
(7) sue and be sued; and
(8) do any other act necessary and proper to carry out the purposes of the corporation.

Source

(Pub. L. 105–225, Aug. 12, 1998, 112 Stat. 1426.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
153505
36:4604.
Aug. 19, 1964, Pub. L. 88–449, § 4, 78 Stat. 497.

In clause (1), the word “alter” is omitted as unnecessary. The words “not inconsistent with the laws of the United States of America or of any State in which the corporation is to operate” are omitted as unnecessary.
In clause (2), the word “use” is omitted as unnecessary.
Clause (5) is substituted for “take and hold by lease, gift, purchase, grant, devise, or bequest, or by any other method, any property, real, personal, or mixed, necessary or proper for attaining the objects and carrying into effect the purposes of the corporation” and “transfer, convey, lease, sublease, mortgage, encumber, and otherwise alienate real, personal, or mixed property” for consistency in the revised title and to eliminate unnecessary words. The words “subject, however, to applicable provisions of law of any State or the District of Columbia (1) governing the amount or kind of such property which may be held by, or (2) otherwise limiting or controlling the ownership or any such property by a corporation operating in such State or the District of Columbia” are omitted as unnecessary.
In clause (6), the words “for the purposes of the corporation” are omitted as unnecessary. The words “issue instruments of indebtedness, and secure its obligations by granting security interests in its property” are substituted for “issue bonds or other evidences of indebtedness therefor, and secure the same by mortgage, deed of trust, pledge, or otherwise” for consistency in the revised title. The words “subject in every case to all applicable provisions of the Federal and State laws or to the laws of the District of Columbia” are omitted as unnecessary.
In clause (7), the words “complain and defend in any court of competent jurisdiction” are omitted as unnecessary.
In clause (8), the words “any other act” are substituted for “any and all acts and things” to eliminate unnecessary words. The words “objects and” are omitted as unnecessary.

 

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