By Reuters

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren promised on Tuesday to fight a U.S. Senate bill easing rules for small and mid-sized lenders that were introduced following the 2007-2009 global financial crisis, although her effort is unlikely to succeed.

Warren, long an advocate for strong consumer protections, warned these could be eroded as the Senate moved closer to passing the first rewrite of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law. A vote paving the way for the Senate to debate the bill was scheduled for Tuesday morning.

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