Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Financial overhaul dealt setback

The plan was for the financial-regulation reform bill to have a vote for cloture -- that is to say, a vote to end debate and move to a final vote -- at 2 p.m. today. But a handful Senate Democrats angry that their amendments haven't been considered derailed that. At 3:15 p.m., Democrats called an emergency caucus meeting. About 30 minutes after that meeting, Majority Leader Harry Reid called for a cloture vote.

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1 comment:

  1. WOW, ...a couple of democrats with spine and conviction! I'm impressed (and I'm a democrat. Also,...If the dems allow Dodd etal to gut the intention of the original Lincoln ammendment, votes should be noted and remembered at election time. Everyone's too anxious to leave right after Memorial Day. If they don't do the right thing, extra time for campaigning isn't going to help them. It's called accountability.