February 16, 2009 7:18 AM

Taxpayers appealing to lawmakers for help with loans

Rep. Mel Watt is used to dealing with constituents who need help with government agencies. But once Congress passed a $700 billion bailout of the banking system, some people started turning to him for help with the private sector. They've asked him to assist their appeals of rejected loan applications from banks that collected federal bailout money.

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