Published: Jul 12, 2010 12:06 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 12, 2010 9:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON DC - Congress gets back to work today after the

Fourth of July break and the White House hopes the Senate can move

quickly on a top legislative priority -- the financial overhaul.

As senators began their weeklong break, Democrats left town

without the 60 votes needed to push through the Wall Street reform

package. But they may have won over several lawmakers who had

problems with the measure, including a handful of Republicans.

Democrats appear poised to move the bill forward, even though

the seat of the late Sen. Robert Byrd hasn't been filled.

Another top priority for Democrats is extending benefits for the

long term unemployed whose payments have run out.

There's also the bill to pay for the war in Iraq as well as the

nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.