As I have been predicting, it looks more and more as if President Bush will agree to some sort of bailout for struggling homeowners based on the Dodd-Frank bill. Further evidence today from American Banker:
Sen. [Richard] Shelby [ranking Republican on the Senate Banking Committee] said he expected the White House would support the final agreement. The White House had vowed to veto the House version of the bill, arguing it was a bailout that put taxpayer money at risk. "We've been working with the White House...on some principles that [President Bush] will agree to," Sen. Shelby said.
My take: In a U.S. News interview this morning, the senator basically said the deal is a go in the Senate and will be signed by Bush.