Fed Purchase of AIG Mortgage-Backed Securities
Federal Reserve provides up to $23 billion in loans to a limited liability company, 'Maiden Lane II,' formed to purchase residential mortgage-backed securities in AIG's portfolio.
Amount spent indicates loans outstanding as of 1/23/2013 (http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/h41/Current/). Activities of the Federal Reserve are not directly recorded in the federal budget. However, each year the Federal Reserve remits a portion of its earnings to the general treasury. This remittance is generally in the range of $20-$30 billion per year, but the CBO estimates that the Fed's earnings will be lower by approximately $90 billion over the next ten years.