WASHINGTON -- Bankers and regulators on Friday questioned whether an area targeted by Congress for a minority lending study is actually underserved by the banking community.

While they have agreed to participate with the House Banking Committee's effort to examine and improve community and minority lending in a region just east of Washington, they said it is not yet clear to them whether banks there are neglecting their job.

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