[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/04/03/us.house.senate.budget.passes/art.capitolafternoon.gi.jpg caption="The Senate voted to make it more difficult for credit card companies to raise rates and fees."]NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) – The Senate on Tuesday voted 90-5 to approve a bill that will make it tougher for credit card issuers to raise fees and interest rates starting early next year.
The bill includes an unrelated measure that would allow people to carry concealed weapons into national parks.
The bill will now go to the House, which is expected to take it up on Wednesday and pass it before the weekend. The bill would get to President Obama's desk before Memorial Day, as he called for.
"This is a good moment for our country and a good moment for consumers," said Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn.