Star Tribune: Peterson, Ellison attend Wall Street bill signing

After months of partisan fighting, President Obama and the Democrats were able to celebrate Wednesday as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform bill was signed into law.

Getting in on the festivities, Minnesota Reps. Collin Peterson and Keith Ellison were two of the 400 lawmakers and key players who attended the signing ceremony, which was held in the Ronald Reagan Building auditorium near the White House.

Peterson, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee and part of the conference committee that pieced together the final legislation, was on the stage along with more than a dozen lawmakers, including Rep. Barney Frank and Sen. Chris Dodd, the bill’s architects, as well as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Ellison, a member of Frank’s Financial Services Committee, had a view from the third row of the auditorium. The bill signing, he said, “was the culmination of many months of work.”

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