Yesterday, for those tracking Wall Street reform on the Senate floor, I posted a list of likely lobbyist loopholes designed to weaken the bill. While we continue to keep a watchful eye out for those amendments, fortunately, lobbyists aren’t the only ones paying attention to Wall Street reform. There are also Senators and consumer advocates fighting for ways to strengthen the legislation.
While attention is appropriately focused on some of the major points of debate around the bill, we wanted to highlight today a few simple, straightforward improvements that would further strengthen an already strong bill and really help American families. We'll call them the “Good Guys". Let’s hope they prevail over the "Lobbyist Loopholes" as the debate moves forward.
Hopefully, we will see these simple, straightforward improvements that strengthen the bill prevail, and not the loopholes that weaken it.
Dan Pfeiffer is White House Communications Director