Senate Banking Committee Chairman Alfonse M. D'Amato on Wednesday broke the logjam on appointments to the banking agencies.

The New York Republican scheduled confirmation hearings on Sept. 30 for Ellen Seidman as director of the Office of Thrift Supervision, Dennis Dollar as a member of the National Credit Union Administration, and Edward M. Gramlich and Roger W. Ferguson as governors of the Federal Reserve Board.

Sen. D'Amato had been delaying the nominations to pressure President Clinton into appointing Laura S. Unger to the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to congressional sources. Ms. Unger, who received her nomination last week, is an aide to the senator.

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