"The struggle is still on in the United States Senate. We will
need about eight Republicans to come our way. I feel we'll have a
good strong showing from the Democratic side, but we need bipartisan
support to pass it," Durbin, of Illinois, said on the CBS "Face the
The Republican-led House of Representatives on a broad bipartisan
vote last week passed the budget deal negotiated by the leaders of
the House and Senate budget committees.
The Senate is set to vote on the measure in coming days before
Congress heads out for a holiday recess.
Durbin said that in addition to Arizona Republican Senator John
McCain, who has said he will support the measure, "We have a handful
(of Republicans), but we need more. Some are still thinking about
(Reporting by Vicki Allen; editing by Sandra Maler)
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