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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to limit debate on a bill that would ease bank rules for the first time since the 2007-2009 financial crisis, setting the stage for its final passage later this week.
Senators approved the bill, which would limit the strictest rules to just a handful of the nation's largest banks while easing several rules for smaller lenders, by a vote of 67 to 31.
The bill now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives, which must pass it before it can signed into law.
(Reporting by Pete Schroeder; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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