Clock Ticking, but No Deal Yet

Test vote on financial reform expected tomorrow
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2010 11:29 AM CDT
Clock Ticking, but No Deal Yet
Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., ranking member on the Senate Banking committee, speaks about financial reform on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 21, 2010.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Harry Reid still plans an important test vote on financial reform tomorrow, but there's no bipartisan deal yet. Lead negotiators Chris Dodd and Richard Shelby said on Meet the Press they'll keep working on it today, reports CNN, while Mitch McConnell is sending filibuster signals. "It’s my expectation that we will not go forward with this partisan bill tomorrow," he said on Fox News Sunday.

Other highlights from Politico:

  • McConnell warns Charlie Crist: “If the governor were to try and decide as an independent, he’s not going to have any Republican support."
  • Supreme Court: Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who's on the short list but has no federal court experience: "It's a very wise move to consider experience that is not just from the judicial monastery." These folks "see what everyday people are feeling and experiencing out there."
  • No double-dip: "The reason I'm not worried," says Timothy Geithner, "is because I think that we're going to be careful not to put on the brakes before we're more confident."
  • Goldman: Larry Summers on the SEC charges: "This underscores what is at the heart of the president’s vision here. ... We need more transparency.”
(More financial reform stories.)

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