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Senate Democrats Will Meet Thursday

The Senate remains on schedule to convene at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, with Democrats trickling in earlier for a caucus meeting to discuss the jobs bill.

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) hoped to pass the jobs package before adjourning Friday for a weeklong recess, but the unprecedented snowstorms that descended on Washington, D.C., and longer-than-expected negotiating on the measure have pushed action until after the Presidents Day break.

Reid, whose office was closed Wednesday because of the weather, announced Tuesday that the jobs bill would likely be punted to the next work period, which begins Feb. 22.

It is unclear whether the Senate will be in session on Friday. The House will not hold votes this week.

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