WASHINGTON — As lawmakers continue to debate the regulatory reform bill on the Senate floor, it's increasingly hard to predict what the final provisions will say.

While the Senate, as expected, voted Wednesday to preserve the Federal Reserve Board's banking supervisory authority, it unexpectedly added an amendment to require minimum underwriting standards and was poised to undermine a key risk-retention provision.

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