WASHINGTON — President Obama's successful fight to pass health-care reform has given a bill to revamp the financial system a dramatic boost, lawmakers from both parties said Wednesday.

Two Senate Republicans said they now consider the bill unstoppable, and predicted it would win at least some GOP support when the legislation moves to the floor after lawmakers return from a two-week recess in mid-April. The Republicans were backed by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd, who spoke to reporters after meeting with President Obama on the issue and said he has seen momentum shifting in his direction.

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