The credit union bill approved in April by the House would cost the federal government $217 million in lost tax revenue over five years, according to a Congressional Budget Office study released Tuesday.

That amount is probably not enough to prevent approval of the bill, but industry officials disagreed whether it could add another hurdle for credit union forces who are anxious to have the Senate pass the measure this year. Congress, in most instances, is required to find ways to pay for a bill before passing it.

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