The House Financial Services Committee approved a bill by Rep. Carolyn Maloney Thursday that would rein in a slew of common credit card practices. The committee approved the measure with a vote of 39 to 27 including two Republicans who cosponored the bill — Reps. Walter Jones and Chris Shays.

The Senate is not expected to touch the issue this year and the bill's outlook in the House is also in doubt. Lawmakers said the vote was intended to send a message to the Federal Reserve Board not to weaken its proposal to ban unfair and deceptive card practices.

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