Powerful Rep. John D. Dingell Jr., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has muscled himself onto the congressional conference committee seeking to blend differing versions of omnibus banking legislation, leaving in doubt whether provisions creating secondary markets for small business and commercial real estate loans will pass Congress.

Language facilitating securitization of small business and commercial real estate loans passed the Senate in H.R. 3474, a bill that started as an administration measure to establish community development financial institutions.

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