Senate stuck on tax extenders package

In an effort to build support, Baucus had made several changes for Democrats and Republicans in opposition to certain provisions in the measure. 

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) filed cloture on the bill Wednesday, setting up a Friday vote. But it wasn't known Thursday evening if an agreement could be reached to vote on the bill this week. 

The bill cuts an extra $25 from weekly unemployment benefits checks, part of the February 2009 economic stimulus, saving $5.8 billion. 

Another $16.4 billion is saved by postponing the payment cuts to doctors through November instead of the 19 months included in the House-passed measure. 

The House passed a $115 billion version of the measure before the Memorial Day recess as two separate bills -- one with all of the tax extenders and unemployment benefits and another with that dealt with the $23 billion Medicare 'doc fix' that would last 19 months.