WASHINGTON — Sens. David Vitter and Sherrod Brown are courting a key constituency — small banks — that they hope can help build support for their legislation to tackle "too big to fail."

While much of the attention to their bill, which was formally unveiled Wednesday, has focused on the tougher capital standards for the largest banks, the legislation provided small banks with added incentive to support the measure, including several regulatory relief measures.

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