WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two key U.S. senators said on Monday they had not yet decided whether to back a landmark rewrite of U.S. financial regulations but a third pledged support for the legislation.
Democratic Senator Ben Nelson said he has not yet committed to vote for the bill, while Republican Senator Olympia Snowe added that she had “not yet” decided how to vote on it.
In addition, Republican Senator Susan Collins, who previously had indicated an intention to support the bill, said definitively she would vote for it despite some reservations about certain provisions in the legislation.
Collins’ vote brings the measure closer to getting the 60 votes necessary to clear procedural hurdles by opponents of the measure.
Reporting by Andy Sullivan and Donna Smith, Editing by Will Dunham
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