Senate leaders on Monday agreed to delay a key procedural vote on a bill to extend emergency unemployment aid, from Monday evening until Tuesday afternoon.

On the Senate floor, Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidVirginia was a wave election, but without real change, the tide will turn again Top Lobbyists 2017: Grass roots Boehner confronted Reid after criticism from Senate floor MORE (D-Nev.) said he had received a new proposal from Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsStates fill family caregiver void left by Congress GOP senator: ObamaCare fix could be in funding bill Collins: Pass bipartisan ObamaCare bills before mandate repeal MORE (R-Maine) and Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerAnother perfect storm: Why we must act before flood insurance runs dry Senators introduce bipartisan gun background check bill Dem PAC bullish on Senate chances MORE (R-Nev.) that would extend unemployment help for three more months, not the 11 months that Reid supports.

"They've made a proposal, I have the outline of that proposal," Reid said. "However, I can't automatically agree to it, because it calls for a three-month [extension] rather than the 11 months or so that we had.

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"I need to be able to meet with other senators ... before I can determine how I would suggest — how we would proceed on this matter."

Reid noted that he supports the longer extension, as does President Obama. However, he indicated that he would discuss the Collins-Heller plan at the usual Tuesday caucus lunch with other Democrats.

Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellAlabama election has GOP racing against the clock McConnell PAC demands Moore return its money Klobuchar taking over Franken's sexual assault bill MORE (R-Ky.) said he supports a delay, and also called on Democrats to allow consideration of GOP amendments to whatever is brought forward. "What I'm hoping for here is an open amendment process," he said.

Leaders of both parties had been meeting all day to find a way forward on an amendment agreement. Republicans have said Democrats must allow consideration of some GOP amendments, after Democrats indicated they would only allow some relevant amendments to be considered.

On Monday evening, the Senate had planned to vote to end debate on Reid's amendment, which would pay for the extension by extending out the sequester cuts until 2024. As a result of the procedural change, a vote on that amendment is now planned for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.