Leadership brokering next set of 'minibus' amendments

'Minibus' floor manager Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) signaled that Democratic leaders are currently working behind the scenes to forge a deal on the next tranche of amendments to hit the floor. 

The Senate floor, meanwhile, is mostly quiet.

Both Senate leaders Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have expressed their wish to complete work on the appropriations package by the end of the day.

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