April 28th, 2010
06:36 PM ET
10 years ago

Senate agrees to begin debate on Wall Street reform

Washington (CNN) - Republicans ended their filibuster of Wall Street reforms Wednesday when the Senate agreed without a vote to begin debate on a financial regulations bill.

The Senate agreed by unanimous consent to launch debate on the bill after a similar motion failed three times in the previous 48 hours to win the necessary 60 votes for approval.

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soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. TonyInLargo

    How about that, the knucklehead Republicans are starting to get it. America voted for Change in 2008 and we're going to get change despite them. This is a good thing, they just realized that they only have 40 Senators and they don't control the House.

    Who knows, maybe one of these days they might even stop trying to shield their brokers and banking buddies on Wall Street from legislation that will make them accountable for our money which they handle in these big firms.

    April 28, 2010 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  2. R. Wood

    Republicans understand their on the politically wrong side of this issue.
    Their dilemma is how to kill or obstruct meaningful financial reform without leaving any fingerprints. Their next tactic will be endless talk, coupled with hundreds of amendments. That will be followed by another filibuster attempt on the actual question of passage.

    April 28, 2010 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  3. kfc

    They only ended the filibuster because imagration is a wors topic for Democrats. Checkmate!

    April 28, 2010 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    McTurtle Face needs to get home for the KY derby this weekend. That's a lot of his big money donations. The elite of another poor coal state always go watch the derby.

    April 28, 2010 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  5. Nathaniel

    Good, it's about time. I just hope there is meaningful debate by both sides. We do need strong finance reform.

    April 28, 2010 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
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