White House keeps pressure on for financial reform during Midwest swing

While Obama administration officials continued to help move the stymied talks forward in talks with lawmakers, Burton said he wasn't aware that the president had talked to Senators about the bill. 

Discussions on the bill continued today following a long day of testimony by Goldman Sachs executives. 

"There are real problems on Wall Street. There is a need to rein in some of the practices that got us into this mess," Burton said.