House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank said Tuesday that he will postpone next week's planned vote on legislation to create a consumer protection agency until after the August recess.
The delay was due in part to the panel's busy schedule, but committee officials also said they wanted to give consumer groups more time to respond to lobbying by the banking industry, which is opposed to the bill. Industry lobbyists said this week that their arguments to curb the powers of a new agency were gaining traction.
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