— A key senator’s support Monday for the sweeping overhaul of financial regulations most likely assured its enactment, but the timing of a final vote remained up in the air because Democratic leaders have no margin for error as they try to overcome a procedural roadblock by opponents.
Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, one of a handful of Republicans who voted for the Senate’s version of the legislation, said he would vote for the bill. He had balked last month at revisions made by a House-Senate conference committee to fund the bill’s $19 billion cost over the next 10 years. But the joint committee reconvened late last month to make changes to satisfy him.
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