Seizing on the latest loan-discrimination data, Democratic lawmakers on Thursday demanded that regulators increase enforcement of community reinvestment and fair-lending laws.

"At a time when the economy is roaring and interest rates are at a 20- year low you would expect lending to soar to minorities," said Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy 2d, D-Mass. "But it just isn't so."

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