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Lawmakers Forced to Reopen Wall Street Reform Bill

Democrats said Tuesday they would reopen the Wall Street reform bill in an effort to secure enough support for its passage after Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, one of the few Republicans to vote for the bill, said he could no longer support it due to the inclusion of a $20 billion bank tax.

Obama: Financial Reform Will Help the Economy

President Obama said Friday that the financial reform deal struck by members of a congressional conference committee will "strengthen our economy" and protect consumers from the excesses of the financial system.

What's Inside the Financial Reform Bill

Senate and House negotiators reached agreement early Friday morning on the most sweeping overhaul of financial regulation since the Great Depression. It includes a version of the Volcker rule, creates a consumer financial protection watchdog, and limits derivatives trading.