Despite many doubts, the historical financial reform bill passed a major hurdle in the Senate today. 60 Senators voted in favor of the legislation, which gave it enough support to overcome a filibuster. According to Retuers.com, President Obama intends to sign the bill into law next week.
Senate leaders set a series of final votes for 2 p.m., with passage looking assured. President Barack Obama, who proposed reforms more than a year ago, has said he wants to sign the measure into law next week.
Republicans who largely oppose the measure could delay a vote until Friday evening, though they are unlikely to do so.