Reps. Marge Roukema, Doug Bereuter and Richard Baker have reportedly taken three vital housing-related House Banking subcommittee chairs that will shape key issues including FHA and CRA for mortgage bankers and credit unions.

Bereuter, R-Neb., who sources said was debating between chairmanship of the housing subcommittee and international relations subcommittees, will take control of the new housing and community development subcommittee. Bereuter, who recently pushed for legislation aimed at easing the regulatory burden of both banks and thrifts, will now focus on FHA issues.

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