"We basically have the student loan issue worked out," Reid said. "The next question is, what do we put it on to make sure we can complete it? There are a number of suspects we have, but right now, we don't have that worked out yet."
Reid said lawmakers had to reach an agreement on the transportation funding measure quickly if they hoped to have it approved by both chambers ahead of a scheduled June 30 expiration of the current funding mechanism for road and transit projects.
" We have to have an agreement by tomorrow," Reid said. "Otherwise, we can't get the bill done."
Asked about the possibility of the student loan and transportation funding issues being combined on Tuesday, a spokesman for House Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerFormer House leader Bob Michel, a person and politician for the ages Former House GOP leader Bob Michel dies at 93 Keystone pipeline builder signs lobbyist MORE (R-Ohio) said "[W]e’ll see what the Senate comes up with."