The Senate voted 60 to 39 this afternoon to approve sweeping changes to the financial regulatory system designed to address the causes of the 2008 financial crisis. 

Senate approval, with only a few Republican supporters, came after the bill overcame procedural hurdles this morning to end debate on the measure by a vote of 60 to 38.

President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law by week’s end. It cleared the House by a vote of 237 to 192 on June 30.

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