WASHINGTON - House Banking Committee Chairman Jim Leach is gearing up for an all-out fight over the two big issues facing his panel: the fate of the thrift industry insurance fund and the separation of banking and commerce.

In an interview, the Iowa Republican sounded particularly firm in his opposition to lawmakers who want to take Glass-Steagall repeal one step further by permitting companies to own both commercial banks and nonfinancial companies.

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