By Vicki Needham - 11/16/10 08:38 PM EST
Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) said Tuesday he is still pushing to make middle-class tax cuts permanent and take a vote before the end of the lame-duck session in December.
Baucus didn't have any details about a broader tax-cut plan saying the issue wasn't discussed among Democrats during today's party lunch.
He said he expects to "get down to serious discussions later this week."
The Senate isn't expected to vote on a tax extenders bill this week and will take up the issue after the Thanksgiving holiday.