Two influential House Banking Committee members are asking Chairman Jim Leach to move regulatory relief legislation as a separate bill this spring, but the Iowa Republican rejected that deadline.

At a meeting of committee Republicans on Thursday, Reps. Richard Baker of Louisiana and Marge Roukema of New Jersey - both subcommittee chairmen - urged Rep. Leach to cut regulatory relief free from Glass-Steagall legislation if the logjam blocking that measure can't be broken soon.

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