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House Democrats also have accused Republicans of plagiarizing, saying that a bill in the package sponsored by Rep. Benjamin Quayle, Arizona Republican, that would allow community banks to avoid registering with the SEC is nearly identical to a Democratic bill that overwhelming passed the House last year.
Still, the measure passed with sweeping bipartisan support in the House earlier this month by a vote of 390-23.
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