By Silla Brush - 06/22/10 04:23 PM EDT
Key lawmakers said Tuesday they plan to complete by Thursday evening final conference negotiations on the Wall Street overhaul bill.
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) said completing talks on the 2,000-page bill this week will allow Congress to pass the legislation before the July 4 recess.
"If we are not able to finish on Thursday, we won't be able to pass the bill by the middle of the month," Frank said, referring to July. Frank and Dodd said it is important for President Barack Obama to have legislation in hand when he goes to the meeting of the G-20.