Banking panel chairmen mum so far on big-bank legislation

05/1/2013 | AmericanBanker.com (free registration)

The push to end "too big to fail" and to raise capital standards for big banks has elicited little thus far from Senate banking committee Chairman Tim Johnson, D-S.D., and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas. Mr. Johnson traditionally has backed community banks, which are advocating for the Brown-Vitter bill, but he also has been a staunch supporter of the Dodd-Frank Act and represents a state where Citigroup has a large presence. Mr. Hensarling, meanwhile, has not clearly defined his position.

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