I. In Washington, the House and Senate have been discussing financial reform legislation, members of the committees have found time to conduct many fund-raising events. The Office of Congressional Ethics has sent out letters seeking information from big financial industries and business lobbyists with V.I.P. ties to the Capitol to figure out who may have offered what to whom and got what in the pending financial reform legislation. Representative Barney Frank, chairman of the Financial Services Committee, whose members excel at reaping donations, has canceled three fund-raisers as Congress considers final approval of Wall
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