Reid seeks to file cloture on the measure today, setting up a procedural vote on it by Friday, at the latest.
To file cloture, the majority leader will have to dispose of the pending motion by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on capital gains and dividends and a motion by Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) on extenders, sources told The Hill. It is not clear if Reid will be able to get unanimous consent to withdraw these motions. If he doesn't, he might have to table those motions in order to move the new bill.