WASHINGTON — A pair of House Democrats hope to move up the start date for a law passed earlier this year to crack down on abuses by credit-card companies.

Reps. Barney Frank of Massachusetts and Carolyn Maloney of New York plan to introduce legislation that would move the start date for the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act to December 1 from February. The measure was signed into law by President Barack Obama in May.

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