Brown to support Wall Street reform bill

Posted by Jeremy Shulkin

I’m fully embroiled in churning out this week’s cover story, so excuse the bare bones post, but it appears that Senator Scott Brown will be supporting the financial overhaul bill. From his office:

“I’ve spent the past week reviewing the Wall Street reform bill. I appreciate the efforts to improve the bill, especially the removal of the $19 billion bank tax. As a result, it is a better bill than it was when this whole process started. While it isn’t perfect, I expect to support the bill when it comes up for a vote. It includes safeguards to help prevent another financial meltdown, ensures that consumers are protected, and it is paid for without new taxes. That doesn’t mean our work is done. Further reforms are still needed to address the government’s role in the financial crisis, including significant changes to the way Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac operate.”

Prepare for the backlash.

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