Washington (CNN) – The Senate's top Republican signaled Wednesday that a GOP filibuster of Wall Street reform legislation will end.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, released a statement saying closed-door negotiations with Democrats on the financial regulations reform bill had ended with agreement on some issues but others left unresolved.
"Now that those bipartisan negotiations have ended, it is my hope that the majority's avowed interest in improving this legislation on the Senate floor is genuine and the partisan gamesmanship is over," McConnell's statement said.
Unanimous opposition by Senate Republicans this week has prevented approval of three successive motions to begin debate on the bill.
McConnell's statement indicated that Republicans now will allow debate to proceed and attempt to amend the legislation on the Senate floor.
Updated: 4:14 p.m.