WASHINGTON - US Senate Majority Leader
Harry Reid on Saturday delayed a test vote on the Democratic
debt limit increase plan until 1 p.m. EDT Sunday (1700 GMT) to
give negotiators more time to work out a deal.
In brief remarks on the Senate floor, Reid, a Democrat,
said that negotiations between congressional leaders and the
Obama administration were ongoing, but that there was "still a
distance to go" before a deal might be reached.
The Senate had been scheduled to take a 1 a.m. EDT (0500
GMT) test vote on Sunday on the Democratic debt limit plan that
Republicans said they opposed and could have blocked.