WASHINGTON — A top House Democrat on Friday urged the nation's largest banks to embrace the Obama administration's new efforts to reduce foreclosures and vowed to press them on the issue next month.

Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said executives from Bank of America Corp., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. will be able to "explain how they are working with it" at an April 13 hearing.

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