On the Hill

Financial-Reform Vote Almost Here

Financial reform is on the cusp of becoming law: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will end debate on financial reform later Tuesday, setting up a final vote on the matter in the Senate for Thursday. He figures to have the 60 necessary votes after Republican Senators Scott Brown (MA), Olympia Snowe (ME), and Susan Collins (ME), and Democratic Senator Ben Nelson (NE) agreed to break a GOP filibuster. The House has already passed the financial-reform bill, so it will go to President Obama’s desk once the Senate passes it.