Dodd urges faster pace on financial reform legislation

As the Senate continues its slog through dozens of amendments to the financial regulatory reform bill, Senate Banking Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) continued urging lawmakers to speed the process along. 

In an effort to package together agreed upon provisions, Dodd said Wednesday that he is still waiting to hear from Republicans on a list of technical and "bipartisan" amendments he submitted Saturday as a potential managers amendment. 

"It's now Wednesday and I've yet to hear back on whether we want to accept, or reject or add to that package of amendments that would help tremendously to clean out a lot of issues I think there's consensus on," Dodd said on the floor. 

No votes are expected in the Senate on Friday and leaders, including Reid and Dodd had aimed to complete the bill by the end of this week. 

Eventually Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will eventually going to say "enough is enough," he said. 

Dodd asked his colleague Senate Banking ranking member Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) to respond to the request "so we can actually move forward with the legislation." 

"Let us complete the work as we have begun," he said, praising the work-together attitude between the parties. 




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