Byrd's Death: What Happens to Financial Regulatory Reform

More

There are three possibilities for Democrats now, given that they lack what could have been the 60th vote for financial regulatory reform.

1. The conferees could drop the provision adding a bank tax, which caused Sen. Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts, a big banking state) to lean towards voting no.

2. They could try to switch the votes of two Democrats who currently oppose the bill-as-written, Sen. Maria Cantwell or Sen. Russ Feingold.

3. Or, they could delay the conference report until after Gov. Joe Manchin announces Sen. Byrd's successor.


Thumbnail image credit: epichamus/Flickr
Jump to comments
Presented by

Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity


Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

Video

Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

Video

A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

Video

In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

Video

What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

Video

Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In