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- ICI Comment Letters
March 18, 1998
The Honorable Newt Gingrich
Speaker of the House
United States House of Representatives
H-232 U.S. Capitol Building
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Mr. Speaker:
I am writing on behalf of the Investment Company Institute1 to applaud the efforts of the House leadership and the Banking and Commerce Committees to bring financial modernization legislation to the House floor.
The compromise package released on March 11 makes progress in three ways important to the mutual fund industry, including: 1) balanced regulatory oversight; 2) functional regulation; and 3) affiliations between financial and commercial firms. The Institute feels that in order to progress on these and other issues, the legislative process should move forward.
Both the House Banking and Commerce Committees have worked diligently with the leadership and others to create this compromise package. This has indeed been a difficult process and not without significant controversy.
We respectfully urge that this bill be considered and passed. The historic efforts that H.R. 10 represents can lead to financial services modernization legislation that reflects changes in the markets and protects investors. The Institute looks forward to working with you in this endeavor.
cc: All Members of the House of Representatives