Marge Roukema, R-N.J., scolded Rep. Gerald B.H. Solomon on Wednesday for claiming House Speaker Newt Gingrich would persuade a member of the House Banking Committee to introduce legislation easing credit union membership limits.

"It's entirely inappropriate for him (Rep. Solomon) to be prompting this kind of speculation," said Rep. Roukema, chairwoman of House Banking's financial institutions subcommittee.

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