To solve a procedural problem stalling financial reform talks, House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert has decided to add four Republican lawmakers to the conference committee.

The new House negotiators are Reps. Peter King of New York and Edward Royce of California from the Banking Committee and Reps. Heather A. Wilson of New Mexico and Vito Fossella of New York from the Commerce Committee. They are appointed only for the section that would repeal the Glass-Steagall law.

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