But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, has said he is unwilling to make members of his caucus take a politically unpalatable vote if the Republican-led House of Representatives will not pass the legislation.
On Wednesday, Mr. Reid said the Senate will consider a bill early in the year and that “all options should be on the table moving forward” — though he stopped short of backing any of Mr. Obama’s specific ideas.
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