By Ben Geman - 04/12/10 11:10 PM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Monday that he's pushing the architects of upcoming Senate climate and energy legislation to produce the measure quickly.
Asked if he hoped to bring the bill to the floor before July 4, Reid said "I hope so. We're going to try very hard."
"A lot is waiting until we get the bill. I'm pushing very hard to get the bill," Reid told reporters in the Capitol.
Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) met again to discuss their upcoming bill in the Capitol Monday evening.
Lieberman said before the meeting that they remain "on track" to unveil the measure next week.
"There are some issues we are closing out, discussing, but we are making progress," he said.