Sen. Robert Byrd's (D-WV) death Monday morning could affect the passage of the financial reform bill, said Sheila Bair, the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
"It does create a new dynamic," said Bair. "It was razor thin to begin with, so it does introduce a new unknown into the process."
One of the key issues that could cause the current piece of legislation to be halted because of a lack of votes is the bank tax, which Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) said he opposes in a statement Friday.