Statement: Sanders on Financial Reform Vote

WASHINGTON, April 26 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement after Republicans blocked the Senate from proceeding to legislation that would tighten regulation of the nation’s financial system:

“I am disappointed but not surprised that not a single Senate Republican voted to allow us to proceed to consideration of Wall Street reform.  I hope they reconsider. To my mind, it is absolutely imperative that we end the greed, recklessness and illegal behavior on Wall Street which has led to the loss of millions of jobs and the worst recession in modern history.”

To read more about Sanders proposals for holding Wall Street accountable, click here.