Wall Street Reform Clears Final Hurdle
Nearly two years after major banks brought the global financial
system to the brink of collapse, triggering a steep economic decline and
crisis-levels of unemployment, Congress cleared the final hurdle to
enacting a Wall Street reform package, passing a decisive cloture vote
60-39, with only three Republicans joining every Democrat (but one).
Now, the bill heads to a final vote at 2 p.m. before being signed into
law by President Obama.