Trying to jump-start financial reform legislation, Rep. Marge Roukema has offered a compromise to end the turf war between the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department over bank powers.

"If we are to get a bill, we must compromise on this issue," the New Jersey Republican wrote in a letter to House Banking Committee Chairman Jim Leach released Monday. "We are scheduled to adjourn in approximately four weeks. We need to start making progress."

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