WASHINGTON -- Rep. Christopher Cox, a Republican who represents Orange County, Calif., plans to introduce legislation early next year to subject municipal bond issuers to the same disclosure requirements as corporate issuers, possibly including registration.

"I haven't written the bill yet," Cox said in an interview yesterday. "But the object is very much in focus. I'm going to move to require the same disclosure to a 'T' that is required of corporate issuers," said Cox, who will give up seats on the House Budget and Government Operations committees for a seat on the Energy and Commerce Committee.

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