UPDATE 1-Reid expects Republican support on Wall St bill

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WASHINGTON, May 18 (BestGrowthStock) – Several Republicans will
vote with Democrats to wrap up debate on a sweeping rewrite of
U.S. financial regulations and move toward final passage,
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday.

“A number of Republican senators have told me they will
vote for cloture,” Reid told a news conference, referring to a
procedural hurdle that would set up a final vote on the bill.

Democrats need at least some Republican support to reach
the 60-vote threshold because they only control 59 seats in the
100-seat body. At least one Democrat, Senator Byron Dorgan, may
vote against it.

If the bill survives the procedural vote, expected on
Wednesday morning, that would clear the way for a final vote on
Wednesday or Thursday that only requires 50 votes to pass.

Any bill approved by the Senate must be reconciled with one
passed in December by the House of Representatives before
President Barack Obama can sign it into law.
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(Reporting by Andy Sullivan, editing by Anthony Boadle)

UPDATE 1-Reid expects Republican support on Wall St bill