The House Financial Services Committee has again postponed voting on whether to require credit rating agencies to rate municipal bonds, Treasuries, and corporate debt on the same scale, based on likelihood of repayment. The delay may be due to House consideration of fallout from the ongoing mortgage crisis.

A knowledgeable source yesterday said the committee has been focusing its attention on recent Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac troubles, leaving less time for the ratings bill, which was scheduled for a tentative vote today.

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