By Silla Brush and Alexander Bolton - 03/11/10 06:52 PM EST
Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidBlack Caucus demands Flint funding from GOP Report: Intelligence officials probing Trump adviser's ties to Russia White House preps agencies for possible shutdown 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 CorkerSenate rejects push to block Saudi arms sale Congress set for Saudi showdown with Obama GOP senators: Obama rebuffed negotiations on 9/11 bill 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.