Last evening, Senate Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) voted against a motion to invoke cloture which would have provided for the Senate to begin debate on the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010. The motion failed 57-41, three votes shy of the 60 votes need to bring the bill to the Senate floor, which was not necessarily a surprise, as Senate Republicans had previously indicated they were "united" in opposition to the bill absent further bipartisan negotiation. Senate Majority Leader Reid voted against his own motion in order to, under Senate rules, call another vote on a motion to reconsider. Senator Nelson stated that he could not "support proceeding on a bill I haven’t seen, but no one should view my vote today as an indication that I won’t support the bill currently being negotiated by the Banking Committee". Following the vote, President Obama stated he was "deeply disappointed that Senate Republicans voted in a block against allowing a public debate on Wall Street reform to begin," and "urge[s] the Senate to get back to work and put the interests of the country ahead of party."