Voinovich May Switch Financial Reform Vote

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After Senate Democrats’ second consecutive “failed attempt Tuesday to take up a financial regulatory reform bill, a moderate Republican from Ohio indicated for the first time that he is planning to switch his vote and support opening debate on the bill if a deal isn’t reached soon between the top negotiators for each party,” CNN reports.

The American people "want us to get something done," Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, said in explaining why he would eventually join Democrats in insisting that the bill be debated on the floor.

Voinovich, who is not seeking re-election in November, would not say exactly how long he would wait before switching his vote but said, "I have an idea of how much time it takes to cut a deal." He also said he expects "a whole bunch" of other Republicans to make the same decision.

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One response to “Voinovich May Switch Financial Reform Vote

  1. ochaye

    It’s Wednesday now, and finreg debate has again been rejected by the Rethugs. Thanks Voinovich. Ohio, Ohio!

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