Reid wants Senate vote Friday
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Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - CDC in limbo on J&J vax verdict; Rep. Brady retiring Biden to tap Erika Moritsugu as new Asian American and Pacific Islander liaison White House races clock to beat GOP attacks MORE (D-Nev.) said he hopes the Senate can vote on a government funding bill Friday evening.

“We’re going to consider this legislation to keep our government funded and we’re going to do it today — I hope,” Reid said on the Senate floor Friday. “I hope we can complete work on this bill as early as later today, but that depends on everyone’s cooperation.”


“There isn’t much time. The government runs out of money at midnight on Saturday night.”

On Thursday, the Senate passed a two-day continuing resolution to avert a government shutdown, leaving little time for the Senate to take up and pass the House-passed “cromnibus,” which keeps most of the government open through September 2015.

There are complaints from both sides of the aisle on the $1.1 trillion bill.

Some Republicans don’t support the bill because they say it doesn’t go far enough to stop President Obama’s executive order on immigration, although it only funds the Department of Homeland Security through February, setting up another fight early next year.

Democrats, meanwhile, have blasted riders attached to the plan that would repeal parts of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, increase campaign contribution limits and stop the District of Columbia from legalizing marijuana.

"There are many things in this bill that Democrats would not have included had we written the bill," Reid said. "I oppose the weakening of Dodd-Frank and the restrictions on the District of Columbia, among other things. … But it’s a compromise."