“Republicans may also force us to work through the weekend," Reid warned Wednesday.
The budget deal is expected to pass the Senate with bipartisan support later Wednesday.
The Senate will pass the budget today, and vote to end debate on the National Defense Authorization Act.
Despite Republican protests, a Senate panel plans to approve Keith Harper.
The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would allow state regulators to access a national mortgage system while protecting privacy laws.
Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) introduced the SAFE Act Confidentiality and Privilege Enhancement Act, S. 947, which would allow state and federal regulatory officials access to any information provided to the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry without the loss of confidentiality protections provided by federal and state laws.
The timetable was reportedly too steep for fire hydrant manufacturers.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) tried to bring up an amendment to stop a $6 billion cut in military retiree benefits, but didn’t have the votes to set aside the pending amendments.
“The legislation before us today now is brought forward in a way that will not allow any amendments,” Sessions said Tuesday. “Nobody can get an amendment to fix this part of the legislation that plainly needs fixing.”
Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) called on the Senate to vote for at least a three-month extension of unemployment insurance before leaving for the holiday.
“This safety net is really there not just for [the unemployed] but everyone,” Reed said on the Senate floor Tuesday. “It is critical for our economy.”
Some liberal lawmakers are upset that Congress is set to adjourn for the year without extending unemployment insurance benefits that expire Dec. 28.
Reid offered a deal on Tuesday that would keep the Senate from working over the holidays.
A Senate subcommittee was going to hold a hearing Thursday to examine allegations against a DHS official, but the official quit this week.