Higher US rates signal an economy on the mend, but they could also extend the housing slump and add to the federal debt.
Only 2 percent of those who sought help from a US counseling program lost their homes.
The auto company would have to bounce back to sustained profits before the US government would get any money back.
But US automakers did better than expected while Japanese brands did worse.
Cabinet members are touring auto country to offer the administration's support. Michigan stands to be hit hardest by GM's bankruptcy plans.
In 1996, a Kansan with the same name was arrested with bombmaking materials in his car trunk.