The two Democrats leading the House-Senate conference working to hammer out a single financial regulatory reform bill stressed yesterday that conferees need to wrap up their work by tomorrow to ensure passage of the bill through each chamber next week, before lawmakers break for the July 4 recess.

“By finishing on Thursday, that’s what we need to get it done on the floor of the House and Senate next week,” said Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., chairman of the House-Senate panel. “If we are not able to finish by Thursday, this bill will not pass until the middle of July. We do not think that would be wise for economic stability.”

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