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The bill passed the House last week, leaving Senate action the only obstacle to Mr. Obama’s signature.

Republicans said Mr. Reid has so loaded the schedule that it could hurt the chances for anything to pass.

“I think all of you have been around here long enough to ask yourself: How could all of that reasonably be done? Now, the answer is, of course, it can’t. And at some point, the leader will have to say no,” said Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican.