WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday that U.S. regulators were committed to adopting an international liquidity requirement, but hinted at possible changes to fit the U.S. banking system.

"That will be our starting point," said Bernanke, who was testifying before the Senate Banking Committee after delivering the Fed's semiannual monetary policy report to Congress. "We need to start with the international agreement and ask ourselves to what extent do we need to strengthen it, to what extent do we need to customize it for the U.S. context?"

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