WASHINGTON - Rep. Bruce Vento, D-Minn., died Tuesday morning at his home in St. Paul after an eight-month battle with lung cancer. He was 60.

The senior House Banking Committee member announced in February that he had been diagnosed with mesothelioma, which he blamed on exposure to asbestos, and that he would not seek reelection. The 12-term congressman was known for his work on issues such as the environment, homelessness, and financial reform.

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