Senate Democrats look to offset FMAP

Senate Finance Chairman Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusOvernight Defense: McCain honored in Capitol ceremony | Mattis extends border deployment | Trump to embark on four-country trip after midterms Congress gives McCain the highest honor Judge boots Green Party from Montana ballot in boost to Tester MORE (D-Mont.) is working on the third iteration of the extender bill and hopes to wind down the increase in FMAP spending that originated in last year's stimulus bill. 

The legislation could be introduced either Tuesday evening or Wednesday. Once the bill is unveiled, Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason Reid2020 Democrats fight to claim Obama's mantle on health care Reid says he wishes Franken would run for Senate again Panel: How Biden's gaffes could cost him against Trump MORE (D-Nev.) will seek to overcome procedural hurdles and file cloture on the measure.

Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsCook Political Report moves Susan Collins Senate race to 'toss up' The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy Trump crosses new line with Omar, Tlaib, Israel move MORE (R-Maine) has advocated phasing out increased funding to FMAP for more than a year, but her support for the measure could hinge on whether other Republicans support the bill before she signals her intentions toward the legislation.

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) is another conservative that could support the bill. But Democratic leaders need to address her concerns with the tax increase on S corporations to get her to consider supporting the measure. She is not expected to announce her opinion on the bill until she reviews the entire package, sources said. 

Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) is also being sought after by Reid to support the bill. He appears to remain opposed to the bill, sources said. 

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) has signaled he could support the bill. However, earlier Tuesday he told The Hill he remains concerned about the deficit spending in the bill. If Baucus can reduce the deficit figure, Lieberman might support the bill, sources said.