WASHINGTON — A Senate Banking Committee hearing on Thursday made it clear there is significant support in that chamber for a credit card reform bill — but it remained uncertain how high a priority the issue is for Chairman Chris Dodd.

Though the Connecticut Democrat is the author of the bill, which would ban practices such as double-cycle billing, Sen. Dodd rattled off a list of other priorities that may need to be addressed first, including dealing with the financial crisis and enacting mortgage bankruptcy reform. What was surprising, however, was that even relatively subtier items appeared on the list.

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