Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Las Vegas, second from left, speaks at a news conference in Washington. He is joined by Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) , left, Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.). Citigroup is now backing Senate legislation chiefly sponsored by Durbin to let bankruptcy judges reduce the principal on certain mortgages.
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