WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats Tuesday failed for the second straight day to garner the 60 votes they needed to move forward with consideration of a massive financial regulatory reform bill by the full Senate.

A cloture vote, which would limit debate on the bill, failed by 57 to 41, the same as the initial vote Monday, with all Senate Republicans voting against it as well as Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb. The opponents argued that a bipartisan agreement on the massive measure should be accomplished before the full chamber considers the legislation.

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