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Two More Financial Reform Votes Lined Up in Senate

The Senate is scheduled to vote again Wednesday on financial regulatory reform legislation — the third straight day in Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) campaign of trying to break down GOP opposition through sheer repetition.

Leaving nothing to chance, Reid also filed a cloture motion Tuesday evening that would ripen for a fourth vote on Thursday if Wednesday’s motion is rejected. Either cloture motion would require 60 votes to pass.

Motions to call up the bill were rejected Monday and Tuesday, both times on 57-41 votes.

Reid wants the Senate to begin debate on a bill being pushed by Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.). Dodd hopes to reach an agreement with Republicans on the legislation, but until such progress is made, Republicans have pledged to block floor action.

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