Delayed Senate vote might lead to a watered-down financial bill

The U.S. Senate's decision to postpone a vote on financial-reform legislation until after the July 4 recess might put the bill at risk, analysts said. The move gives critics more time to persuade undecided senators to vote against the overhaul. "While the odds are that a week doesn't change anything, certainly [Republican Sens. Olympia] Snowe, [Susan] Collins and [Scott] Brown are going to get lots of visits over that week from their local community bankers and anyone else who has an interest in this," said Mark Calabria, a former staff member of the Senate banking committee. The House approved the bill Wednesday.

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