The U.S. Senate's second-ranking Democrat said a vote may be held this week on $205.1 billion in tax-break extensions, including those for wind energy, corporate research and financial services companies' overseas operations.

"We would like to move to it before we leave, get a vote on it," Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, said today in an interview in Washington.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, is negotiating with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, to schedule a vote, Durbin said. The Senate is trying to wrap up its business so members can go home and campaign for the Nov. 6 election.

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