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House GOP chair got discounted loan, fourth House member to acknowledge such a loan.
WASHINGTON (AP) ' House Republican campaign chairman Pete Sessions of Texas is the fourth House member who has been notified he received a discounted loan from the former Countrywide Financial Corp.
Sessions' spokeswoman, Torrie Miller, confirmed the notification Tuesday. The mortgage records of the four lawmakers have been sent to the House Ethics Committee by a separate investigative panel.
Three of the four are Republicans, and two play prominent roles: Sessions, as the person responsible for Republican efforts to maintain control of the House, and Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon of California, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.
Miller, Sessions' spokeswoman, said Sessions requested that Countrywide not give him any special benefits or treatment. She said he was treated like any other customer.