The House will consider cybersecurity legislation next week.
“We're involved right now in active negotiations,” said Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.).
Democrats charged the effort shows the GOP is in the pockets of the rich.
"Republicans haven't had a desire to govern dependably," the Democrat said.
Senators will vote Thursday morning on an amendment to a stalled bill to curb human trafficking.
Senators used the votes to highlight policy issues.
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Sens. Mike Enzi and Bernie Sanders will lead their sides in the joint committee.
A bill to ban people with tax delinquencies from government jobs garnered a majority.
Senators observed a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings on Wednesday, the second anniversary of the 2013 attack.
Massachusetts Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey spoke before the moment of silence, praising Boston’s response.
The House passed the bills to commemorate Tax Day.