Reid said he wants to complete work on at least three things before adjourning for Christmas for a few days.
Reid said no matter what, he’d file cloture on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act reauthorization bill by the end of Thursday, even if he and the Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellCould bipartisanship rise with Trump government? Senate names part of Cures bill after Beau Biden Biden raises possibility of 2020 presidential bid MORE (R-Ky.) don’t reach an agreement.
He also said he wants to vote on the conference package for the Defense authorization bill after the House passes it Thursday.
President Obama and Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerRyan delays committee assignments until 2017 Lobbying World 'Ready for Michelle' PACs urge 2020 run MORE (R-Ohio) have been working on a deficit reduction deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, when the Bush-era tax rates expire and sequestration takes effect next year. The House is voting on BoehnerJohn BoehnerRyan delays committee assignments until 2017 Lobbying World 'Ready for Michelle' PACs urge 2020 run MORE's "Plan B" today, which Democrats have said is unacceptable.