WASHINGTON - Two key House Banking Committee Republicans made an 11th-hour effort Monday to stitch together an ammendment that would permit national banks to affiliate with insurance companies.

With the banking committee scheduled to begin deliberations today on Chairman Jim Leach's Glass-Steagall repeal bill, Reps. Richard Baker of Louisiana and Bill McCollum of Florida were talking with both the banking and insurance industries late Monday.

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