President Obama gives credit to two Democrats, Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, and Rep. Barney Frank (hand raised), after signing the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on Wednesday. The two lawmakers chair key finance committees. At left is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. (Associated Press)

President Obama gives credit to two Democrats, Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, and Rep. Barney Frank (hand raised), after signing the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on Wednesday. The two lawmakers chair key finance committees. At left is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. (Associated Press)