Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will meet with a key centrist Republican on Monday on financial regulatory reform.

Geithner will meet Monday afternoon with Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSenate locks in hate crimes deal, setting up Thursday passage Bipartisan group of senators holds immigration talks amid border surge Senate GOP keeps symbolic earmark ban MORE (R-Maine) to discuss regulatory reform, which is beginning to advance its way through the Senate.


Collins, who is not a member of the Senate Banking Committee, but who is the top Republican on the Appropriations committee's subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, has been a target of Democratic overtures on financial reform.

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She was among the three Republican senators, though, who Sen. Jack ReedJack ReedHarris casts tiebreaking vote to advance Biden nominee Five questions about Biden withdrawal from Afghanistan Biden sparks bipartisan backlash on Afghanistan withdrawal  MORE (D-R.I.) suggested might be willing to break party lines when it comes to regulatory reform, the top project for Senate Democrats at the moment.

Even if all 59 Senate Democrats support the bill, they'll need to pick off at least one Republican in order to overcome objections to moving forward with the legislation.

Geithner's meeting with Collins is one of the most high-profile examples of pressure beginning to amp up on those Republicans to win their support for the legislation.