After three days of blocking tactics, Republicans allowed the financial reform bill to proceed. What's next? Weeks of amendments as Republicans – and some on the left – try to change the bill.
The financial reform bill did not get enough votes to open debate in the Senate Monday. But there appears to be progress behind the scenes, and the bill could resurface this week.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid has announced that a procedural vote on the financial reform bill will take place Monday. Is he smart to schedule the vote so soon?
Obama and the GOP are fighting over bank reform. Republicans accuse the administration of pushing a 'bail out.' The White House says opponents are 'trying to kill reform on behalf of big banks.'
Members of the Tea Party movement say they are not beholden to the GOP.
New financial regulation plan introduced by Sen. Christopher Dodd greatly expands role of the Federal Reserve.
GOP senators who have been willing to work openly with Democrats say that the process for healthcare reform could end the prospects for bipartisanship elsewhere. Possibly at stake in the Senate: comprehensive immigration reform and financial regulation.
Christina Dodd rests her head on the shoulder of her dad, US Sen. Christopher Dodd (D) of Connecticut, after he announced Jan. 6, that he will retire after his current term. Dodd, who served five terms, is chairman of the Senate Banking Committee and made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 2008.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has come under fire for his support of the Wall Street bailout. But Thursday's Bernanke vote is also expected to reveal that he enjoys bipartisan support in the Senate.