Frank holds a gavel as he and Bachus hold a joint Senate-House conference committee on Capitol Hill in Washington

 
Frank holds a gavel as he and Bachus hold a joint Senate-House conference committee on Capitol Hill in Washington
U.S. House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) (R) holds a gavel as he and Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) (L) hold a joint Senate-House conference committee to begin work to merge competing bills on what will become the biggest overhaul of the financial rules since the 1930s, on Capitol Hill in Washington June 10, 2010. Final negotiations in the U.S. Congress over Wall Street reform started on Thursday, focusing intense political pressure on the banking industry as Democrats closed in on a major domestic policy victory. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)