Senate returns to small-business bill

Reid said because it was an election year he filled the so-called tree on the bill to narrow the scope of amendments that would be offered. 

“We’re in a difficult situation here,” he said on the floor. “It’s a tax bill. And you can go back and look for many Congresses in the past, whenever there’s a tax bill on the floor you have to be very careful about how the amendment process works,” he said. “I would hope that we can move forward in good faith here and have amendments offered by each side.”