Officials react to Wall Street reform passage

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:

Just joined my Senate colleagues in passing #WSR, which now goes to the President for his signature.

#WSR will fill many of the regulatory holes that led 2 the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression.

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:

No more 'heads I win, tails you lose' for Wall Street-just signed #WSR. Bill on way to @whitehouse

The White House later retweeted her sentiment. Pelosi also tweeted a photo:

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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.