WASHINGTON (AP) - The House is moving toward softening a law that brought strict rules for banks and Wall Street firms in response to the 2008 financial crisis.

WASHINGTON (AP) The House is moving toward softening a law that brought strict rules for banks and Wall Street firms in response to the 2008 financial crisis.

Under a veto threat from the White House, the bill pushed by the newly bulked-up Republican majority came under discussion in the House on Tuesday for the second time in less than a week. This time it's likely to pass, with a vote expected Wednesday that would advance a Republican priority.

The bill would alter sections of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial overhaul. Most notably, it would give U.S. banks an extra two years until 2019 to ensure that their holdings of certain complex and risky securities don't put them out of compliance with a new banking rule.