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-- Covert operation in congress who put that secrecy provision brought to light -- Fox Business in the financial regulation law.
-- -- -- is on the case in DC Richmond -- Well day -- none of the lead negotiators can or will say who added a provision in the financial regulation law.
The SEC may be used to avoid disclosing information to the public in December.
The house passed its version of a financial overhaul that bill did not have the SEC provision.
The senate later passed its version the SEC provision.
Nowhere in that bill house and senate negotiators then met at a conference to merge their two bills before that conference started someone.
Added that provision in the -- proposal the conference started working with the provision survive the conference the bill passed the house and the senate.
And it's now law.
Now a spokesperson for chairman Barney Frank says he doesn't know who added the provision.
He says senate negotiators must have included among a set of technical changes they made before the conference began.
Senator Chris Dodd's office has failed to respond to questions of whether -- senator edited and if so which senator did request it.
This provision has appeared in congress before and SEC source says the agency requested congress pass it in 2007.
Congressman Paul Kanjorski.
Sponsored a bill giving the SEC -- authority.
And it included a provision very similar to the one congress passed in its financial overhaul.
Democrats and Republicans allowed to pass the house and then it died in the senate.
Congressman Kanjorski office has not responded to questions of whether he included the SEC provision.
In the financial regulations law.
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