WASHINGTON — The American Bankers Association recommended several fixes Thursday for the mortgage overhaul bill pending in the Senate Banking Committee.

The letter comes ahead of a scheduled April 29 vote on the bill, which was unveiled by Sens. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., chairman of the banking panel, and Mike Crapo of Idaho, its ranking Republican, last month. The bipartisan plan would unwind government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and establish a private secondary market backed by a government guarantee in the event of catastrophic losses.

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