The Senate will not vote on any more immigration amendments this week, but will have a heavy slog beginning Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidSuper-PAC targets Portman on trade Dem leader urges compromise on FCC set-top box plan Senate Dems introduce Iran sanctions extension MORE (D-Nev.) told the chamber.
Reid on Thursday also said the Senate could work on amendments to the bill next weekend, a threat the majority leader frequently makes but usually does not follow through on.
Senate leaders were working on an agreement to vote on at least four more amendments Thursday, but Reid said because of a storm approaching Washington, D.C., the Senate would continue work on those amendments next week.
He spoke after the Senate voted to table Sen. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyTop Dem Senate hopefuls to skip convention Election to shape Supreme Court Why one senator sees Gingrich as Trump's best VP choice MORE's (R-Iowa) amendment, which would have required the border to be secure for six months before immigrants in the country illegally would have been provided with a pathway to citizenship.
The Senate began considering the immigration reform bill this week. Work on amendments is expected through the end of the month.