Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidGOP frustrated by slow pace of Trump staffing This week: Congress awaits Comey testimony Will Republicans grow a spine and restore democracy? MORE (D-Nev.) is seeking a deal with Republicans that could allow John Brennan to be confirmed Wednesday as CIA director.

Reid is asking Republicans to agree to an up-or-down vote for Brennan that would be subject to a 60-vote majority.

The deal would require Republicans to drop a filibuster over Brennan. If they refuse, the Senate wouldn’t be able to get to an up-or-down vote on the nominee until Friday.

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It’s still unclear whether Reid’s gambit will be successful. Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulSenate gears up for fight on Trump's 0B Saudi Arabia arms sale Paul: 0B Saudi arms deal ‘a travesty’ Senate feels pressure for summer healthcare vote MORE (R-Ky.) launched a filibuster on the Senate floor because he the administration to say whether American citizens can be targeted by armed drones inside the United States. He said he will speak for "as long as it takes."

“I will speak today until the president says, ‘no’ he will not kill you at a café," Paul said.

Reid is also facing a separate issue that could prevent a Wednesday on Brennan.

Sens. John McCainJohn McCainArmed Services chairman unveils .1B Asia-Pacific security bill Overnight Defense: Trump scolds NATO allies over spending | Flurry of leaks worries allies | Senators rip B Army 'debacle' | Lawmakers demand hearing on Saudi arms deal The case for protecting America's intelligence agency whistleblowers MORE (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamSenate panel could pass new Russia sanctions this summer Overnight Cybersecurity: Bad Russian intel may have swayed Comey's handling of Clinton probe | Apple sees spike in data requests | More subpoenas for Flynn | DOJ's plan for data warrants Overnight Finance: GOP bill would leave 23M more uninsured, says CBO | Trump aides defend budget | Mnuchin asks for clean debt hike before August | Ryan says House could pass bill without border tax MORE (R-S.C.) have said they want their questions on last year’s attack in Benghazi, Libya, answered before moving forward with Brennan.

Sen. Saxby ChamblissSaxby ChamblissGOP hopefuls crowd Georgia special race Democrats go for broke in race for Tom Price's seat Spicer: Trump will 'help the team' if needed in Georgia special election MORE (R-Ga.), the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Thursday morning that a deal had not yet been reached.

“I think there’s some progress made, but there’s no deal yet,” Chambliss told The Hill. “It’s kind of a combination of things, but we’re working through it.”

McCain and Graham said Thursday they were “very close” to getting what they wanted from the administration on Benghazi.

“The key is to get what we think we’re entitled to, and we’re very close,” Graham told reporters as he left the Senate floor with McCain.

“We’re having discussions. We obviously don’t want to hold things up,” McCain said.

Sen. Kelly AyotteKelly AyotteWeek ahead: Comey firing dominates Washington GOP senators pitch Merrick Garland for FBI director Kelly Ayotte among candidates to be FBI director: report MORE (R-N.H.), who has joined McCain and Graham pressing the administration on Benghazi, said she thought the issues would be resolved Thursday.

Some of the documents the senators are seeking, such as eyewitness statements and FBI interviews, fall under the purview of the Judiciary Committee, Ayotte said, so they might use that avenue to pursue those further.

“There are still questions that need to be answered, but not all of them flow through the Intelligence Committee,” Ayotte said.

Brennan was approved by the Senate Intelligence panel in a 12-3 vote on Tuesday that suggests he’d have the support to win 60 votes.

In comments on the floor Wednesday, Reid said it was critical to have Brennan in office as soon as possible.

“As the U.S. watches the events in Syria and around the world unfold, it’s crucial that President Obama have a national security team in place,” Reid said. “John Brennan is a highly qualified nominee.”

On Tuesday, the House decided to hold votes earlier on Wednesday in order for members to be able to leave town early because of a snowstorm hitting the Washington area. The House is expected to complete its business by 2 p.m.

The Senate has a vote to end debate on a judicial nominee at 10:30 a.m. Reid said the Senate could also vote Wednesday on Brennan if Republicans agreed.

— This story was updated at 12:35 p.m.