WASHINGTON - As House Republicans intensified their push for a temporary moratorium on federal regulations, a key House Banking Committee Democrat rose up against the ban.

Rep. Bruce Vento, D-Minn., sent a letter Thursday to federal bank regulators questioning the impact of the moratorium bill, which would affect regulations implemented from Nov. 9 through June 30, 1994, and other GOP regulatory reform measures on federally insured financial institutions.

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