Senate GOP Again Blocks Debate on Financial Reform A third test vote is expected tomorrow By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Apr 27, 2010 4:26 PM CDT 49 comments Comments Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, walks with Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., left, and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, on Monday. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) (Newser) – For the second day in a row, Senate Republicans have blocked action on legislation to impose greater federal control on the nation's financial industry. Today's vote was 57-41, three short of the 60 needed for Democrats to advance their measure. Democrat Ben Nelson again joined Republicans. A third test vote is expected tomorrow while back-room negotiations continue.