The battle over "too big to fail" has continued to show surprising momentum nearly three years after the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, a bill that was supposed to put an end to the debate.

Yet this year the debate has erupted anew, with one bill already introduced in the Senate to break up the banks and another expected shortly to raise their capital standards from the unlikely bipartisan team of Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Sen. David Vitter, R-La.

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