WASHINGTON — Questions are being raised about whether Senate Banking Committee leaders will delay a pending vote on their mortgage finance reform bill as they struggle to secure additional votes.

Chairman Tim Johnson, D-S.D., and Sen. Mike Crapo, the lead Republican, are said to be trying to attract as many as four more votes, bringing the tally up to 16 supporters, but those numbers are proving difficult to come by. The situation has even sparked rumors about whether the original coalition of committee members from both political parties remains intact.

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