Reid: With ‘good fortune,’ budget talks could soon be over

Reid also reported significant advances on other legislation that is pending on the Senate floor.

A popular amendment to repeal 1099 tax reporting requirements in the healthcare law could see a vote Tuesday afternoon, Reid said.

Another controversial amendment to the small business bill, proposed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellClinton, Trump sharpen attacks Sanders, Merkley back McConnell decision to skip TPP vote John McCain: No longer a profile in courage MORE (R-Ky.) to strip the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of its power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, will likely see a vote Tuesday or Wednesday, Reid said.

“I think we are at a point … where we can vote on the McConnell amendment dealing with the EPA and a couple of other amendments relating to the EPA, and get rid of that issue one way or the other,” Reid said.

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