Reid: Senate will take up Planned Parenthood vote Thursday
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Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidStrange bedfellows: UFOs are uniting Trump's fiercest critics, loyalists Bottom line Biden's first 100 days is stylistic 'antithesis' of Trump MORE (D-Nev.) suggested Tuesday that the Senate will take a vote this week on defunding Planned Parenthood as part of a bill to fund the government. 

"On Thursday we're going to be in a real difficult time squeeze. We're going to have another vote, abortion related, on Planned Parenthood," Reid said from the Senate floor. "And then we're going to have to try to figure out a way to fund the government. This responsibility is on the Republicans." 
 
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A representative for Reid said the Nevada Democrat was referring to taking a vote related to a short-term spending bill that would cut funding for Planned Parenthood. 
 
To take a procedural vote on a short-term spending bill that would defund Planned Parenthood, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) would need to file cloture on the bill on Tuesday. The move would tee up a vote on Thursday. 
 
But Republicans have remained tight-lipped about the steps forward ahead of the end-of-the-month deadline to fund the government. 
 
Asked about the potential for a vote on defunding the organization, Sen. John CornynJohn CornynGOP split on counteroffer to Biden's spending Police reform talks hit familiar stumbling block CNN asks Carol Baskin to comment on loose Texas tiger MORE (R-Texas), the Senate's No. 2 Republican, suggested that leadership was still locking down a plan. 
 
"I don't think it's been finally decided, but to me it becomes increasingly apparent that the Senate is probably going to have to move," he said, in response to a question about if the Senate could move first on a spending bill. 
 
But asked about reports that McConnell would start work on a bill Tuesday, a representative for McConnell said the Republican leader "hasn’t announced those plans yet."
 
Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinSenators shed masks after CDC lifts mandate Manchin, Murkowski call for bipartisan Voting Rights Act reauthorization Schumer in bind over fight to overhaul elections MORE (D-Ill.), the Senate's No. 2 Democrat, also suggested that the Senate would take another abortion-related vote this week, adding that "I sincerely hope that the other Republican presidential candidate who is going to try to shut down the government over the funding of Planned Parenthood later in the week does not prevail either."

Senate Republicans also fast-tracked a separate bill that would ban federal funding for Planned Parenthood for one year, though a vote hasn't been scheduled yet on that bill.