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Financial Reform Clears Key Hurdle

The Senate today invoked cloture on the financial regulations bill, with three Republicans–Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, and–yes-Scott Brown–joining 57 Democrats in favor. Russ Feingold and Maria Cantwell, who wanted to make changes in the bill, voted “no.”
This clears the decks for final passage, and then a complex House-Senate conference to resolve differences in this bill and the one passed by the House in December, which seems like many years ago.

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