Tester Introduces Interchange Bill
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) introduced legislation today calling for a two-year delay in the implementation of the Federal Reserve’s rule on debit interchange and a study of the issue.
The bill would delay the implementation of the Fed Rule, which has been proposed and must be finalized by April. When Congress passed the financial overhaul bill last year it included an amendment by Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) to give the Fed the power to regulate debit interchange fees.