WASHINGTON — Democratic Sens. Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Barbara Boxer of California have reintroduced a bill that Democrats argue would help millions of borrowers refinance their mortgages.

The bill, which would make it easier for more homeowners with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgages to refinance, stalled in the Senate Banking Committee last summer over a partisan dispute about whether other housing-related amendments could be added to the legislation. The bill's sponsors then offered a slimmed-down version of the bill in September, but lawmakers did not take it up during the lame duck session.

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