WASHINGTON — Senate Banking Committee Chris Dodd said Monday he was optimistic lawmakers would move forward with legislation overhauling financial markets this week, as the Obama administration and congressional Democrats sought to build support for the measure ahead of a Senate vote.

Sen. Dodd told reporters that Friday's move by the Securities and Exchange Commission to bring a suit against Goldman Sachs Group Inc. for fraud could make it hard for GOP lawmakers to block efforts to move forward with the legislation.

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