1:59 PM EDT
Barney Frank, D-MA 4th

Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts. If the gentleman would yield, he's completely correct. The Federal Reserve has the mandate under this, which originated in the Senate, to write those rules. We intend to make sure those rules protect [Page: H5226]

a number of things: smaller financial institutions from being discriminated against since they're exempt from the regulation, State benefit programs, and these.

So the gentleman is absolutely correct, and I can assure him that I expect the Federal Reserve to honor that. And if there is any question about it, I am sure we will be able to make sure that it happens.