July 12th, 2010
01:06 PM ET
4 years ago

Wall Street reform bill: One vote away

Washington (CNNMoney.com) - A key Republican senator announced his support for the Wall Street reform bill Monday, placing Senate Democrats within a vote of passing the most sweeping set of changes to the financial system in decades.

"It is a better bill than it was when this whole process started," Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., said in a statement. "While it isn't perfect, I expect to support the bill when it comes up for a vote."

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  1. one voice

    It's a better bill now that you and your fellow Republicans watered it down so you can continue to serve your corporate masters. CROOKS.

    July 12, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  2. gt

    brown for president ...

    July 12, 2010 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  3. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    And let me guess. Sen. Byrd would have been that last vote.

    July 12, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  4. Rick McDaniel

    We all know that reform is needed, and indeed essential to future stability......but I don't expect Congress to really do much damage, because it really isn't in their own collective personal interest.

    If it passes, it will be far less effective and far less damaging than most think. Congress has a way of doing very little, when it gets down to the fine print.

    July 12, 2010 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  5. MONUMENTAL TRUTH!

    I can't believe that any Republican worth his salt would ever support the ignorance of the Democrats. Especially with the leadership of a ERKEL whose brainpower is nil. His supporters are brain dead and if he continues on the course he is going America will also be dead. Wake up America and rid this cancer from the White House. Anything would be better than this. Even George Jr coming back.

    July 12, 2010 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  6. Video Guy

    This guy is setting a good example for this party. I am sure this will cost him, Sarah is not going to like this.

    July 12, 2010 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  7. one voice

    How can the Democrats do the best for the AVERAGE AMERICANS when the CROOKED GOP stand by their corporate masters for those under the table million dollar envelopes? The original bill included stopping the derivitives rip off so WE the American Taxpayer never get led down the same road as the GOP fiasco of 2008. Can you say (lose almost everything again)?

    July 12, 2010 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  8. gcole

    Good for him. It is so rare to see the rep working with the dems to try and improve things. I have a hard time understanding the idea that if the dems can't fix everything in 18 months that we should hand it back to the reps because they promise to do better this time. If there are mor reps like Brown, the dems would be in trouble. Sadly, he is the lone maverick

    July 12, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  9. Steph

    Guess who's not a tea party darlin' anymore????

    Thank you Mr. Senatorfold for thinking clearly and choosing to be part of the solution.

    July 12, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  10. diridi

    reform financial reform, and energy and climate reform....and immigration too.....cheating on curriculum training program....going on too....tighten...America needs to cut immigration on india and all muslim block nations....lot of cheating going on....tighten...hold employers liable and imprison...

    July 12, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  11. Peter s

    It seems they got enough money from the wall street during the vacation now its the time to go argue while killing time and setting our Alarm watches to November

    July 12, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  12. sensible Cape Coral Fl

    Good God – a thinking Republican! Keep up the good work, Scott.

    July 12, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  13. REG in AZ

    They all embellish, exaggerate and, as they say in advertising, ‘puff their wares’. The strong competition really makes that necessary and it is just expected. Add to that how everything is then twisted, misquoted and purposely rearranged and there simply can be valid reason not to accept anything said. It doesn’t matter what emotional appeals are used, with or without statistics, as it can simply be seen as creative garbage aimed to deceive and manipulate, to distract and to control the public.

    What does survive, that is both meaningful and important, is their completely recognizable actual character, their integrity and honesty. It would be foolish to expect any good where there is literally a lack of quality and that should be easily recognized by anyone who can be objective, rational and really honest with themselves. Today there is an actual drastic contrast that can easily be seen by anyone who wants to see it. While I don’t agree with every Obama decision, I do recognize a refreshing honesty and a conscientious effort to benefit the people and to really deal with the problems. The Republicans just don’t present that concentration and instead are obviously totally focused and organized only on their political ambitions, without conscience and at any cost, as is clearly evidenced in: the bazaar, obnoxious and irresponsible attacks by the likes of Limbaugh, Beck, Palin, Steele and others; then in the aggressive and arrogant criticizing and obstructing, without ever offering anything constructive, by Boehner, McConnell, Kyl and most all Republican representatives; also in the overt and covert efforts provided by their powerful and influential supporters who they serve, including the use of outspoken 3rd party groups, to deceptively sway and control public opinion; and in the ridiculous, invalid and unconscionable derogatory statements, mostly scripted as they appear on Republican websites, continually repeated by staff, volunteers and others; all of it just being a totally classless and despicable effort that offers nothing but a desire to return to ‘more of the same’, the ‘same’ that literally got us all of the problems we have.

    All of those obvious negatives should make their irresponsible self-focused identity stand out, being possibly obscured only by a viewer’s drastically biased/prejudiced blindness. No other country in the civilized free world would tolerate the current Republican gross dishonesty but here, where the ‘more for me for nothing’ mentality strongly exists, their deceptive manipulation provides them actual opportunity. After eight years of Bush-Cheney, where you could tell when Bush was lying just by checking to see if he was moving his lips, this country really can’t withstand ‘more of the same’. The real drastic difference needs to be objectively recognized and when it is understood that they are peddling garbage, then that is what they should be known as and rejected for.

    July 12, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  14. 8 Years of "Trickle Down" Economics has only left a wet spot on working America's shoes!

    So, 1 republiklan will now vote for financial reform now that the 19 billion dollar bank tax has been removed?

    Color me dense, but if the top 10 banks that were deemed "too big to fail" by the last republiKKKan administration that then rushed an 800 billion dollar bill to Congress for the American taxpayer to pay for the bail out, what will be different when the next republiklan administration brings us to the brink of financial collapse and these same 10 banks are "too big to fail" and no money was set aside to protect the American taxpayer?

    The tax would have set aside a "starter fund' of 19 billion. Now, it is all back on the backs of the American taxpayer!

    Oh, now, I see the difference, republiklans are all about "protecting" big business from their own malfeasance, and to hell with the American taxpayer.

    July 12, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  15. Bob of Lompoc

    All that cackling Republicans did when this guy Brown won the MA Senate seat previously held by Senator Kennedy is now stuck in their throats, right behind their big mouths. He has been a pleasant surprise, for a Republican, many times voting right along with the Democrats and President Obama.

    July 12, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  16. ex-repulican since McCain picked Palin

    Thank you sir, a good man with the right motives. Not just out there trying to undernine every good effort the President makes.

    July 12, 2010 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  17. Malty

    Brown needs to look at the bill again. The bill doesn't address the real reason that we are in a recession–government interference!

    Freddie Mac and Fanny Mae (including dishonest CEO Franklin Raines and the brilliant oversight by Barney Frank) are the real culprits that brought the economy to its knees... and yet, Obama doesn't address them in his monstrous bill. Oh, and don't forget the law that forces banks to loan money to those that can't pay it back (thanks, Bill Clinton...).

    July 12, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  18. Zombie Jesus

    I hear teapots boiling...... LMAO bravo Republicans, your voting record proceeds you.

    July 12, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  19. Papasan in AZ

    >>>>>>>>>>Pass the Unemployment Extension !!!!<<<<<<<<<<

    July 12, 2010 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  20. Doc

    OMG – A Republican saying "Yes"?

    Is that allowed?

    Who would have thought, Scott Brown, the new "Maverick"

    July 12, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  21. Don

    Way to go, Senator Brown! I am sensing some cracks in the Republican side; now, let's take care of those people who lost their jobs through no-fault of their own.

    July 12, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  22. David in Houston

    Thank you, Scott.

    It is refreshing to see a republican devoting his time to something other than dragging his feet and tearing down the President.

    A republican representative actually representing ALL of his constituents...what a novel concept!

    Now, if only more would follow suit...

    July 12, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  23. AFR531

    Nobody is fooled. He was going to vote for it from the begining.

    July 12, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  24. AndyBlue

    Yay! Isnt it great that the teabaggers helped get Brown elected without realizing he will turn out to be someone who will think for himself and not be controlled by the republican purity fakes screaming no on everything?

    Woo Hoooo!!!

    July 12, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  25. T'SAH from Virginia

    Scott Brown sits right in the middle and knows how to burn both ends of the candle WITHOUT getting burn!!!

    July 12, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |