WASHINGTON - A bill introduced by two powerful members of the House Banking Committee would place the tightest restrictions yet on the way banks sell mutual funds and annuities in branches.

The measure, proposed last week by Committee Chairman Henry B. Gonzalez, D-Tex., and Rep. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is unlikely to win passage this year. Hearings haven't yet been scheduled, and no similar legislation is pending in the Senate.

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