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Democrats Might Force Republicans to Filibuster FinReg

After the failure of the third cloture vote to start formal debate on Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-Conn.) financial regulatory reform proposal, Senate Democrats say

Ismaeel Delgado
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Apr 28, 2010

After the failure of the third cloture vote to start formal debate on Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-Conn.) financial regulatory reform proposal, Senate Democrats say that they might force Republicans to filibuster — the old-fashioned, all-night, stand-up-and-read-the-phone-book kind of filibuster — this evening.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) released a statement immediately after the blocked vote, saying, “If Republicans have ideas to bolster reform, we welcome those ideas and look forward to discussing them in full view of the public. None of this can happen unless Republicans stop standing in the way and agree to bring a bill to the floor so we can debate it. Their repeated efforts to block an open debate on Wall Street accountability legislation shows that they are trying to avoid a public dialogue so they can water down reform in secret.”

And the Democrats might force that public dialogue. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) tweets: “Plan is to stay all night asking consent of Republicans to let us debate Wall Street reform. I just don’t get why we can’t debate.”

Ismaeel Delgado | Ismaeel Delgado has been working for the Ministry of Information and Communications as a Technical Officer for the past five years. He is an Electronics and Communication Engineer with a Masters in Information and Communication Engineering. He is involved in the review, revision, redesign, and expansion of the required structure, legislation, laws, and technically relevant national planning and program for spectrum management based on ITU radio regulations as a technical officer in the Ministry of Information and Communications' Frequency Management Department.

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