Lawmakers still must tackle the most divisive issues

06/21/2010 | Washington Post, The

Lawmakers drafting the final version of the financial-revamp bill have resolved some difficult issues, including increasing scrutiny of the Federal Reserve's decisions. However, lawmakers have yet to tackle the most controversial, divisive issues. Democrats said they want to conclude the conference this week and send the final bill to the president by July 4. That leaves only a few days to resolve issues, such as the "Volcker rule" and a measure that would force banks to spin off derivatives operations.

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