Senate to take up Violence Against Women Act reauthorization on Wednesday

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) also announced Tuesday night that his chamber would vote on a motion to proceed on the 21st Century Postal Service Act (S. 1789) on Thursday. On Tuesday, Reid said he would "fill the tree," or stack the process with his own amendments to prevent others from being considered, on the legislation after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced his intention to attach an amendment cutting U.S. funding to Egypt.

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), one of the cosponsors of the bill, also signaled on Tuesday that he hoped to find some kind of compromise between Republicans and Democrats over possible additional amendments.