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."
The Dalai Lama greets House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., before a meeting with House leaders in the Capitol. The Dalai Lama was on the Hill to meet with members of the House and Senate and also presided of the Senate's morning prayer.