Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will meet with a key centrist Republican on Monday on financial regulatory reform.

Geithner will meet Monday afternoon with Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsOvernight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — VA reform bill heads to Trump's desk Senate panel to consider ban on prescription drug 'gag clauses' Pressure rising on GOP after Trump–DOJ fight’s latest turn MORE (R-Maine) to discuss regulatory reform, which is beginning to advance its way through the Senate.


Collins, who is not a member of the Senate Banking Committee, but who is the top Republican on the Appropriations committee's subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, has been a target of Democratic overtures on financial reform.

She was among the three Republican senators, though, who Sen. Jack ReedJohn (Jack) Francis ReedOvernight Defense: Pompeo lays out new Iran terms | Pentagon hints at more aggressive posture against Iran | House, Senate move on defense bill Defense bill moves forward with lawmakers thinking about McCain Overnight Defense: Trump aide's comment mocking McCain sparks outrage | Haspel gets another 'no' vote | Pompeo floats North Korea aid for denuclearization MORE (D-R.I.) suggested might be willing to break party lines when it comes to regulatory reform, the top project for Senate Democrats at the moment.

Even if all 59 Senate Democrats support the bill, they'll need to pick off at least one Republican in order to overcome objections to moving forward with the legislation.

Geithner's meeting with Collins is one of the most high-profile examples of pressure beginning to amp up on those Republicans to win their support for the legislation.