March 22, 2010, 5:28 p.m. EDT Â· Recommend (1) Â· Post: Senate panel passes bank reform on party-line vote By Ronald D. Orol WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)-- A Senate panel on Monday approved sweeping bank reform legislation to re-write the rule for capitalism without any Republican support, after GOP lawmakers on the committee decided not to include any amendments to the measure. Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, had senators vote on the underlying 1,336 page bill, without any Democratic amendments. The bill was passed with a 13-10 party-line vote. Dodd and Republicans are expected to see whether an agreement can be reached to create a bipartisan bill before it comes up for a vote by the full Senate. Dodd said senators will have a chance to introduce amendments when the bill is considered by the Senate.