Democrats expect to have votes to move Wall Street bill

 @ibtimes on May 20 2010 12:40 PM

Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Dick Durbin said on Thursday he believes there are the needed 60 votes in the 100-member Senate to advance a sweeping bill to tighten regulation of the financial industry.

We feel we have the votes to get it, Durbin told reporters.

Democrats have scheduled a 2:30 p.m. EDT (1830 GMT) vote that would allow them to move toward final passage of the bill. They fell two votes short on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Andy Sullivan, writing by Thomas Ferraro; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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