WASHINGTON - A newly beefed-up team of lobbyists at the Financial Services Roundtable will use this session of Congress to try to undo a key privacy provision of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and to back legislation that would toughen oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

The roundtable's president, Steve Bartlett, said that board members at their annual meeting in Florida this week directed the group's government relations arm, which recently hired two lobbyists to what is now a seven-member lobbying team, to pressure Congress to adopt national uniform privacy standards.

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