06/14/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Financial Reform: Five Ways To Tell If The Lobbyists Are Winning

Back in action after its two-week recess, Congress will soon take up its latest daunting legislative battle: rewriting the rules of the American financial system.


Here are five looming battles sure to pit lobbyists against lawmakers and lawmakers against their colleagues. The outcome of these skirmishes could ultimately determine whether the bill fixes the flaws in our financial system or merely pays lip service to reform.

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