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Thursday, January 18, 2007
Agreement may be reached on Senate ethics bill
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Senate leaders are hopeful they have reached an agreement on an ethics bill that was sidelined Wednesday due to disagreement over a line item-veto amendment attached to the legislation, leadership aides from both parties tell CNN.

The leaders are close to a deal to move the so-called line item veto amendment off the ethics bill and allow it to be voted on as an amendment to the minimum wage bill when it comes to the floor next week.

The deal is not done yet and could still be scuttled, but leadership aides are hopeful it will come to fruition and allow the ethics bill to be adopted this week.

Tacking the controversial line item measure to the minimum wage bill could cause separate problems for that bill, which like the ethics bill is a top Democratic priority.

-- CNN Congressional Producer Ted Barrett
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