Fresh from a two-week spring break, the Senate returns to a push from President Obama for a financial overhaul bill drafted by Senate Banking Chairman Christopher Dodd. The legislation was prompted by the Wall Street meltdown of 2008; the changes to financial regulations would be the most dramatic since the New Deal. One of the most contentious components of the bill would create a new consumer-protection division within the Federal Reserve. The Dems need the support of at least one Republican in order to reach 60 votes. Will the GOP be on board?
Neil Irwin, National Economy Correspondent, Washington Post
Alex J. Pollock, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Heather Booth, Executive Director, Americans for Financial Reform