Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidTo end sugar subsidies, conservatives can't launch a frontal attack House presses Senate GOP on filibuster reform A pro-science approach to Yucca Mountain appropriations 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 PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulPentagon: War in Afghanistan will cost billion in 2018 Overnight Finance: Senators near two-year budget deal | Trump would 'love to see a shutdown' over immigration | Dow closes nearly 600 points higher after volatile day | Trade deficit at highest level since 2008 | Pawlenty leaving Wall Street group Rand Paul calls for punishment if Congress can't reach a long-term budget deal 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 Sidney McCainMcConnell: 'Whoever gets to 60 wins' on immigration Meghan McCain: Melania is 'my favorite Trump, by far' Kelly says Trump not likely to extend DACA deadline MORE (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamMcConnell: 'Whoever gets to 60 wins' on immigration Overnight Tech: Uber exec says 'no justification' for covering up hack | Apple considers battery rebates | Regulators talk bitcoin | SpaceX launches world's most powerful rocket Overnight Cybersecurity: Tillerson proposes new cyber bureau at State | Senate bill would clarify cross-border data rules | Uber exec says 'no justification' for covering up breach 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 ChamblissClarence (Saxby) Saxby ChamblissLobbying World Former GOP senator: Let Dems engage on healthcare bill OPINION: Left-wing politics will be the demise of the Democratic Party 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 Ann AyotteAudit finds US Defense Department wasted hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars US sends A-10 squadron to Afghanistan for first time in three years No, the US did not spend million on a gas station in Afghanistan 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.