WASHINGTON — Lawmakers split Tuesday on whether the regulatory reform bill should include a "financial crisis responsibility fee" charged on the largest institutions.

While lawmakers from both parties sound open to the idea, they lack a consensus on timing, with some worried about charging banks prematurely before true losses from the Troubled Asset Relief Program are known as well as which companies should be taxed.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.