Officials and lawmakers used Twitter on Thursday afternoon to celebrate and disparage the financial regulation package that successfully cleared the Senate at 3 p.m.
President Obama said:
Take a moment to thank those who fought for Wall St. reform. We are proud to stand with them in the fight for change. http://j.mp/dDuRh1
Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), who chairs the Senate Banking Committee, said:
Wall Street Reform has passed the Senate 60-39. It has now passed both houses and awaits the president's signature. #WallStreform
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said:
Accountability is coming to Wall St. & economic security is coming to Main St., proud to have voted to pass #wallstreform
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said:
V plsd we passed fin reg reform. It will create common sense rules of the road for fin industry to protect taxpayers & avoid another crisis.
Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) said:
The Senate GOP was mostly silent. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) said:
Voted against the Financial Reg bill. It fails to reform the very agencies that contributed to the economic crisis.
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said:
4 out of 5 Americans not buying promised “fixes” in fin. reg. bill. Bill favors financial industry over individuals http://bit.ly/9Qj6we
From the lower chamber, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said:
Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said:
Boehner: Republicans Offered Better Solution to Hold Wall Street Accountable http://bit.ly/bkw8LU
Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) said:
Great to see senators from both parties supporting Wall Street Reform. On to the White House for final signature.
This post was updated Friday morning.