"It's necessary to have a safe harbor for the banks and the businesses doing business with those banks that want to continue their relationship, as long as they are behaving in a legal fashion," said Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer.

Lawmakers Readying Legislation to Rein In Operation Choke Point

Lawmakers are ramping up pressure on the Department of Justice and banking regulators to curtail their efforts under Operation Choke Point, including prepping legislation that would grant institutions a safe harbor in certain circumstances.

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