Saying he is "very encouraged," Senate Banking Committee Chairman Alfonse M. D'Amato pledged Wednesday to try to bring financial reform legislation to a vote soon.

"The strengths as well as the problems in the bill are becoming clearer," the New York Republican said at the third hearing on the reform bill passed last month by the House.

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