WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers struck a conciliatory tone Tuesday about steps the Securities and Exchange Commission is taking in an effort to improve its economic analysis of proposed new rules resulting from the Dodd-Frank Act.

The way in which the SEC and other regulators conduct such studies has become a flashpoint for congressional Republicans. Numerous GOP lawmakers have expressed concern that the agencies are not properly assessing the costs associated with the hundreds of new regulations that the financial reform law requires.

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