Published On: Thu, May 20th, 2010

Senate Democrats pushing forward with Wall Street reform

Today, Senate Democrats say they have the 60 votes needed to move forward with the the final vote on the Wall Street reform bill. The total count is 60 “yes’ votes for the bill and 40 “no” votes against the bill. Two of the “no” votes are from Democratic Senators Maria Cantwell of Washington and Russell Feingold of Wisconsin, mostly because they felt the bill wasn’t enough as written.

“There will be the necessary votes to allow us to have a final vote on the passage of this legislation,” said Christopher Dodd on Wednesday.

Of the Republicans voting “yes” for the bill, you guessed it, Scott Brown. According to a his office in a statement released today, “I supported moving the financial bill forward today because I received assurances from Senator Reid and his leadership team that the issues related to Massachusetts in the financial reform bill will be fixed before it is signed into law. We are still working to ensure these commitments are fulfilled prior to a final vote.”



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