The House is expected to approve a regulatory relief bill for banks by Friday, but whether the Senate will have time to act before adjournment this weekend remains uncertain.

Reviving the bill's chances, Republican members of the House Banking Committee agreed Tuesday to remove a controversial provision that would exempt banks with under $250 million of assets from the Community Reinvestment Act. In return, Rep. Leach agreed to hold hearings on CRA next year, a committee spokesman said.

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