Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) warned Thursday that the chamber could vote Saturday on President Barack Obama's two-year extension of the Bush-era tax cuts, but he said the schedule remains in flux.
Addressing his colleagues following a series of failed cloture votes, Reid said he would huddle with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other Members to discuss the schedule. He said Senators should assume he would file cloture on the tax cut package sometime on Thursday, which would set up a Saturday vote.
But with the defense authorization measure containing a "don't ask, don't tell" repeal still up in the air and the tax bill still facing Democratic resistance, Reid acknowledged "we're in a state of flux."
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.