WASHINGTON — House and Senate conferees were set Tuesday to deal national banks a setback, agreeing on final language that would make it harder for federal regulators to preempt state consumer protection laws.

In the final scheduled week of negotiations, the panel also tackled a host of other issues and was expected to reach an accord on provisions that would create a consumer protection regulator, establish mortgage underwriting standards, and force lenders to retain some risk of mortgages they sell into the secondary market.

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