Bankers received mixed news Thursday from Capitol Hill, as the House voted 357 to 70 to approve a sweeping credit card reform bill, while the Senate rejected a measure that would have let judges modify mortgages in bankruptcy.

Though the Senate was also close to approving a measure to help the banking industry by allowing the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to extend its borrowing authority, the rhetoric in both chambers was often caustic, showing how much lenders are under siege.

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