July 12, 2010 / 11:24 AM / 8 years ago

Two key senators undecided on Wall Street bill

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.

Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) (L) is trailed by reporters as he talks about a compromise for his vote on health care legislation at the US Capitol in Washington, December 19, 2009. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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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