Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., and Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., have been scrutinized for their roles in the financial crisis. The three men will wield considerable influence over lawmakers' effort to draft the final bill to overhaul financial regulation. Insiders said their experiences likely will make them more willing to compromise on measures they see as noncore while holding their ground on elemental provisions.

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