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."
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.