BEIJING, July 1 (Xinhuanet) -- The House of Representatives voted 237 to 192 Wednesday for a House-Senate compromise on financial reform, media reported Thursday.
But the Senate must also approve the package, and that vote won't happen before mid-July, despite a recent push by Democrats to send the bill to the president by July 4.
The 237-192 House vote split sharply along partisan lines. Only three Republicans voted for the bill — Anh "Joseph" Cao of Louisiana, Michael Castle of Delaware and Walter Jones of North Carolina. Nineteen Democrats voted against it.
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