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Wall Street -- Reform at Last

Despite the millions that Wall Street spent to fight financial reform, the bill passed last week in the Senate in a 60-39 vote.  The bill's purpose is to provide more oversight and regulation to the financial markets. It gives the federal government power to protect borrowers against abuses in mortgage, credit cards and other types of lending, and creates a new federal agency to protect consumers making financial transactions. 

Vote Tomorrow on Unemployment Benefits

After passing the final financial reform hurdle, President Obama is moving full force ahead for congressional passage for the extension of unemployment benefits.  The vote will be tomorrow and the President is out today publicly shaming those that have held up this important legislation.

Carte Goodwin, former adviser to the Governor Manchin of West Virginia, will be sworn in as the late Senator Byrd's successor today at 2:15 pm.  The Senate is expected to use this event to push the vote on the extension of unemployment benefits, since it is likely to pass with Goodwin's vote.  This anticipated and long-overdue victory will hopefully lead to the passage of further jobs legislation.


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