WASHINGTON - Vice President Al Gore criticized last year's financial reform law for weakening the Community Reinvestment Act and vowed to review certain provisions if he is elected President in November, according to a survey of presidential candidates conducted by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.

Mr. Gore said he is "very concerned about the potential 'chilling effect' of the so-called sunshine provisions" in the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999. He pledged to "carefully review the impact … and work to eliminate any possible negative effects."

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