WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), chairman of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy, issued the following statement upon Senate passage of Wall Street reform:

“Today, we prevailed over special interests and put Main Street first. This bill will ensure that American taxpayers will never again have to pay for the kind of risky Wall Street practices that put our economy on the verge of collapse and led to the loss of eight million jobs and six million homes.

“Wall Street banks risked Main Street jobs, Main Street pensions, and Main Street neighborhoods with get rich quick schemes that collapsed. This ends with Wall Street reform.”