WASHINGTON — Financial reform legislation finally began to move forward again Wednesday with the Senate taking steps aimed at eliminating "too big to fail."

The Senate approved an amendment 96 to 1 from Sen. Barbara Boxer that would ensure taxpayer dollars would not be used for bailouts of large financial institutions. It also passed 93 to 5 a separate measure from the bill's top negotiators — Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd and Republican Sen. Richard Shelby — to tighten the bill's resolution authority.

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