Brown, Snowe, Collins on Board to End GOP’s Filibuster of Wall Street Reform

July 13, 2010

(ChattahBox)—After breaking for the July 4 recess with the Wall Street reform bill in peril from Republican filibustering, on Monday Sens. Scott Brown (R-MA) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) announced their intention to vote for the bill. Sen Susan Collins (R-ME) was on board before the break. So, now Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has to keep herding his usual suspects of Democratic spoilers, such as Ben Nelson (D-NE), who previously joined with the Republican filibuster. Nelson remains in the undecided column, but his yes vote is expected.

The finalized conference report, named the Dodd-Frank bill, was hailed by President Obama as having the “toughest” consumer reforms in history. The measure was expected to arrive on Obama’s desk for his signature, before the July 4 break, but the death of Sen. Byrd, (D-WV) deprived the Democrats of the 60 votes needed to break the GOP filibuster.

A final vote on the measure is expected as early as Thursday, giving the President another major legislative victory.


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One Response to “Brown, Snowe, Collins on Board to End GOP’s Filibuster of Wall Street Reform”

  1. Ray Smith on July 21st, 2010 2:51 pm

    I am very disappointed with Scott Brown. He might as well be a democrat.

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