Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt Jr. says he is interested in meeting with representatives of minority- and woman-owned firms to get their input on possible regulations covering political contributions and secondary market disclosure.

"I intend to meet with women's groups and minority groups that feel that they are being impacted by these actions. I'd like to understand their point of view," Levitt said Tuesday during an hour-long interview with reporters and editors at The Bond Buyer in New York City.

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