The regulatory relief bill may never make it to the President's desk, but it has already helped shed some light on the inner workings of the newly overhauled House Banking Committee.

The panel, like all others in the House, received a top-to-bottom overhaul in the wake of the last election. With 16 new members - representing nearly a third of the body's 51 seats - and a whole new slate of subcommittee chairmen, the panel is something of an unknown, not only to the lobbyists who work it day in and day out, but to the members themselves.

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