House passes regulatory-reform bill; Senate postpones vote

The Senate's delay in voting on the financial-regulation overhaul until after the July 4 recess could give the bill's opponents time to influence undecided lawmakers. Meanwhile, Democratic leaders are courting a trio of Republican senators who voted for a previous version of the legislation. Rep. Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and a key figure in the regulatory revamp, said he does not expect the Senate's delay to erode support for the bill. The House approved the bill Wednesday.

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