By Vicki Needham - 05/13/10 06:33 PM EDT
Senate Democrats don't seem ready to call an end to debate on financial regulatory reform legislation just yet.
After emerging from a caucus lunch this Thursday afternoon, Senate Banking Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) said the caucus hasn't reached an agreement yet on moving forward, as talks revolved around amendments that some lawmakers want considered before debate ends.
So far, there has been no indication from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that he's prepared to shut down debate.
Reid and Dodd were aiming to finish the bill by the end of this week but it became quickly apparent with the number of amendments offered that debate would stretch into next week.
Dodd said votes would continue through tonight and amendments would be filed Friday but no votes are expected. Votes are scheduled to take place on Monday and "we'll be in until at least the early part of next week," he said about completing the bill.