WASHINGTON - Mellon Bank Corp.'s bid to acquire Dreyfus Corp., the giant mutual fund company, has suddenly come under fire from two powerful members of Congress.

House Banking Committee Chairman Henry Gonzalez, D-Tex., and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell, D-Mich., say the merger poses risks for both Mellon's main banking unit and for shareholders of Dreyfus' mutual funds.

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