House Democrats mounted a final push Tuesday to toughen the privacy protections in the financial reform bill.

Reps. Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts, John D. Dingell of Michigan, and others threatened to rally enough votes to kill the legislation unless Republican leaders allow consideration of their proposal to shield customers' financial information. Officials from the banking, insurance, and securities industries have pressed the House leadership to vote on a milder, bipartisan compromise instead.

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