At least one Senate leader is expecting this week to consider a $200 billion tax extenders bill.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters Tuesday that once the House completes work on a bill that would revive several tax breaks he expects it to reach the Senate by Wednesday. Actual floor action is still in doubt.
Reid said the Senate would remain through the weekend to finish the supplemental bill for war and disaster aid and the extenders measure.
The bill is caught up in the House and awaiting clearance by the House Rules Committee before reaching the floor for a final vote. House Democrats have raised questions about the bill's provisions, including the fact that it would increase taxes.
The Rules panel hasn't announced another hearing yet.