WASHINGTON - With the House and Senate banking committees scheduled to vote on major legislation this week, bank lobbyists were scrambling to prevent creation of a "super bank charter" for the nation's thrifts.

"We want to be sure that they don't say to the thrifts, 'You can have all the powers banks have and then some,'" said Edward L. Yingling, chief lobbyist for the American Bankers Association.

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