WASHINGTON -- Rep. Henry B. Gonzalez, D-Tex., the chairman of the House Banking Committee, yesterday urged Congress to take action before the end of the year on his derivatives bill.

"I, for one, will insist that we act before this session is over on this legislation," Gonzalez said at a committee hearing on the bill, which he and Rep. Jim Leach, R-Iowa, the top Republican on the committee, jointly ~ proposed last month.

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