WASHINGTON - Promising hearings on the Community Reinvestment Act, a key lawmaker Wednesday asked bank and thrift regulators to delay making changes in the rules that implement the controversial law.

Rep. Marge Roukema, the New Jersey Republican who recently took the helm of the House Banking subcommittee on financial institutions, sent a letter to the four agency heads announcing that she plans to hold hearings on the impact of CRA reform.

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