Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidDraft House bill ignites new Yucca Mountain fight Week ahead: House to revive Yucca Mountain fight Warren builds her brand with 2020 down the road MORE (D-Nev.) said Wednesday that
Democrats would move financial overhaul legislation before the Memorial
"It's extremely important that we do something," Reid said.
Financial overhaul legislation is gaining urgency this week, with Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) saying Thursday that he would unveil a bill on Monday without any firm Republican support.
Dodd and Sen. Bob CorkerBob CorkerThe Hill's 12:30 Report Senate Foreign Relations chair: Erdogan referendum win 'not something to applaud' Groups warn of rural health 'crisis' under ObamaCare repeal MORE (R-Tenn.) spent weeks negotiating a bipartisan package of reforms. But on Thursday Dodd said that there were "outstanding issues" and that he would move to introduce legislation without a firm deal. He is aiming to hold a markup the last week of the month.
Corker said that it was "disappointing" and that the lawmakers were on the "5-yard line" of negotiations.
Corker blamed the White House and the politics of healthcare for complicating the talks.
Dodd and Corker said they would continue negotiating.