The Senate's Republican leader says the financial overhaul bill isn't ready for a full Senate debate.
But Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell isn't saying that Republicans have enough votes to prevent Democrats from beginning debate on the bill. Democrats want to have a test vote as early as Monday and begin debating the bill this week.
McConnell says he thinks there's a good chance Democrats and Republicans eventually will reach an agreement on the plan.
Republicans oppose some provisions of the measure, especially a multibillion-dollar bailout fund. Democrats say that proposal and other initiatives are aimed at preventing another financial meltdown.
McConnell appeared on "Fox News Sunday."
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