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April 20, 2010 - by Eric Naing

Yesterday, it looked like the House was moving forward on the D.C. voting rights bill and Senate Democrats would have to go it alone on financial regulation. But today is a brand new day in Congress. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer [D, MD-5] this morning announced that gun control politics has shelved the voting rights bill in the House for the year and now Senate Democrats and Republicans are back at the negotiating table for financial regulation. For more on this and other issues, check out the latest edition of Capitol Links:

  • Could one reason why Democrats are negotiating again with the GOP on financial regulation be that they had no clear plan B in the event of unanimous opposition from Republicans? (Talking Points Memo)
  • Financial regulation deals with issues that are extremely complicated, even for the lawmakers involved. Politico offers a helpful financial regulation primer. (Politico)
  • Ramesh Ponnuru looks at whether the Affordable Care Act can be repealed and how Republicans might go about doing it. (The National Review)
  • Many of the concepts in the Affordable Care Act were once considered to be conservative, Timothy Noah looks at how prominent conservatives are now distancing themselves from their own ideas. (Slate)
  • Democrats are expected to unveil legislation to respond to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Republicans are reluctant to sign on. (The Hill)
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