The Government Accountability Office would conduct a study of financial-planning oversight under a provision in the financial-reform bill. The GAO would be looking to see if current regulations "provide adequate ethical and professional standards for financial planners" under the Senate version of the bill. The provision is a victory for the Financial Planning Coalition and its new Capitol Hill political action committee. "Up until recently, we've been apolitical," said FPA Executive Director and CEO Marvin W. Tuttle Jr. "We have an opportunity to make a difference with our message."
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