WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Thursday sought to stamp out any lingering Capitol Hill concerns that the central bank is seeking to become some uber-regulator of the financial system.

Bernanke made clear that he does want Congress to empower the Fed with tools to regulate large, interconnected banks and nonbanks to ensure they don't pose a threat to the financial system. But when it comes to monitoring the broader financial system, all regulators should be involved, he said.

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