Senators suggested they were hopeful they could move the nomination this week.
Democrats tried to bring up nearly a dozen nominees.
Durbin says the reform bill has 60 votes.
But Republicans appear unswayed about his nomination.
"We know it needs to be dealt with, and we're in discussions with them," he said.
But he declined to say Sanders should drop out.
Reid says he agrees with Donald Trump.
Senators said a deal could be reached within hours.
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The amendment keeps funding for wind energy research and development at its current level.
Democrats are pressuring Republicans to take up Zika legislation.