WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) said last night there is "at least a 50-50 chance" that his proposal to raise the cap on member business lending will be included in the jobs bill that is being worked on by House leaders.

Kanjorski said the strong need to create jobs could prompt congressional leaders to include the measure, even though it would cause a battle between credit unions and banks.

"In normal times, the leadership doesn't like to have to have force members to choose between banks and credit unions, but these aren't normal times," he said in an interview with Credit Union Times last night during a reception that CUNA held for participants in its National Hike the Hill. "In my district, there were three auto dealers who were saved by loans they received from credit unions, if you multiply that by 435 congressional districts, that's a significant number of jobs."

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