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Two members of the Senate Banking Committee wrote Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke asking him to “create a workable small issuer exemption,” in the debit interchange rule that the Fed is writing.

Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Kay Hagan, (D-N.C.), both of whom voted for the amendment to the financial overhaul bill that gave the Fed the power to regulate interchange fees, wrote that they are “very concerned that the rule might prevent small issuers from benefiting from the [small issuer] exemption set forth in the Act.”

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