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Panel seeks fundraising info on Lee, others

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A congressional ethics office is asking lobbyists to supply fundraising information on eight House members. Most serve on the Financial Services Committee.

The committee is a major player in legislation reforming the nation’s financial regulation system. Special interests have been actively lobbying to influence the legislation, which is now before a House-Senate conference.

A letter from the Office of Congressional Ethics says the office wants information on Republican Reps. John Campbell of California; Jeb Hensarling of Texas; Chris Lee of New York; Frank Lucas of Oklahoma and Tom Price of Georgia. The Democrats are Joseph Crowley of New York, Earl Pomeroy of North Dakota and Mel Watt of North Carolina.