WASHINGTON – Despite bipartisan ambitions in the House to repeal the Durbin amendment there is virtually no chance of the cap on debit fees being repealed in this Congress because the Senate—where the issue was fought over bitterly last year—has no interest in revisiting the matter.

That’s despite proclamations by several House members, both Republican and Democrat, at CUNA’s Government Affairs Conference this week, including Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the chairman of the Financial Services Committee, Alabama’s Spencer Bachus, his predecessor as chairman, both Republicans, and California’s Brad Sherman, a Democrat.

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