Skip to comments.Voting begins in Senate on Wall Street reform
Posted on 05/04/2010 9:56:45 AM PDT by facedown
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will cast its first votes on Tuesday on a sweeping Wall Street reform bill, with passage of a handful of uncontroversial amendments expected and a key procedural question still unsettled.
Democratic leaders had not yet determined as of late Monday whether amendments will need 50 or 60 votes to pass. The difference is important because Democrats control 59 votes in the 100-member chamber, versus the Republicans' 41 votes.
(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...
A spokesman for Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said that no decision had been reached and that votes would be handled on a case-by-case basis for the time being.
IOW, the stuff they want will require 50 votes and the stuff they don't want will require 60.
Filibuster the whole thing now. Either the rules apply equally or they don’t get a thing. Time for the GOP Senators to grow a spine.
So “Change” means “Fascism”?
We understand that... they don’t.
We should have a national recall of all elected officials from the locals on up. I want elections in all 50 states of every branch of government and a wholesale replacement of every Liberal and RINO out there.
I know... cold day in Hell.
It’s almost comical that the same people who continually spend trillions more than the incoming revenue are going to “reform” Wall Street.
I think “reform” has lost its meaning entirely in the past year.
too bad this will only make it worse..nobody responsable to create and enforce anything.
So the Senate is now in charge of doing everything, just like the fall of Rome ...
I wonder did they take the FTC being assigned the control of the Internet out of the finance bill?
And how about that investigation to the real cause, the federal government Freddie and Fannie.
Is this the bill that “RAT FACE” Waxman added ( sneeked in) vitamin purchase restrictions ?
Hard to be sure but it appears so.
you would of thought the Republicans would have resolved this before they agreed to let the debate start....
Hey, maybe if Wall Street didn’t screw the pooch we wouldn’t be having this debate.
“Hey, maybe if Wall Street didnt screw the pooch we wouldnt be having this debate.”
Hey, thinking that the other pooch screwers in congress are going to “fix” it is laughable.
Well Wall Street was begging for Congress to fix the problem back in 2008.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.