WASHINGTON -- The issues dividing the House and Senate on interstate branching appear to have narrowed to a manageable few, but it is unclear whether lawmakers will meet this week to hammer out a final bill.

The timing is important. If the conference committee meeting is not convened this week, that could mean interstate will be delayed until after the August recess. And once Congress returns to work in September, the rush to adjourn will be on.

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