"This is a thorough and carefully constructed plan," Dodd said on Tuesday. "It will promote innovation and job creation while protecting consumers and our economy as a whole from another crisis like the one we are now in. I look forward to the continued input and cooperation of my colleagues from both sides of the aisle."
As the political wrangling proceeds, Bernanke awaits confirmation for his second term.
-- Written by Lauren Tara LaCapra in New York