Washington (CNNMoney.com) – The full Senate is poised to vote Monday evening on whether to take up Wall Street reform, but key lawmakers still lack a deal to get the debate started.
"Today's vote to begin debate on Wall Street accountability will answer many questions," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday. "It will reveal who believes we need to strengthen oversight on Wall Street and who does not."
However, congressional aides and veterans watchers do not expect Democrats to get the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster stopping any official debate before lawmakers on the Senate Banking Committee negotiate a deal.
Democrats and Republicans still disagree about the way to go about preventing future bailouts, cracking down on risky bets and ensuring consumers have stronger protection.