Senator Brown's clout on Capitol Hill

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June 30, 2010, 5:54 pm
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(NECN: Alison King) -  If there was any doubt as to the clout Senator Scott Brown carries in Washington these days - one only needs to look at his role in the financial overhaul bill dominating much of the business on Capitol Hill.

On Tuesday, House and Senate negotiators were forced to reconvene to remove a $19 billion dollar bank fee after Brown said he wold vote against the bill.
Brown had supported a Senate version last month, but said he objected to the newly inserted bank fee - and Democrats need his vote.

The Senate was scheduled to vote on the financial overhaul legislation later this week, but with the death of Senator Byrd, the vote has been moved to mid July.

Tags: Scott Brown, Alison King, financial reform bill
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