WASHINGTON - The two leading bank trade groups are forming a united front on Capitol Hill to push a measure that would tax credit unions and subject them to the Community Reinvestment Act.

The American Bankers Association and the Independent Bankers Association of America recognize that they face a tough fight - particularly as House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., has opposed taxing credit unions - but they insist their legislation has a chance of passing.

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