December 17, 2010

AND THE DEMOCRATS ARE KEEPING HIM AS LEADER?:

Senate Democrats give up bid to pass $1.1 trillion spending bill (CNN, 12/17/10)

In a dramatic twist played out on the floor of the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid conceded Thursday night he lacked the votes to bring up a $1.1 trillion spending bill designed to fund the federal government for the rest of the current fiscal year.

Reid, D-Nevada, accused Republicans of withdrawing previously pledged support for the bill, and said he would work with the Senate Republican leader to draft a short-term spending measure that would keep the government running beyond Saturday, when the current spending authorization resolution expires.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 17, 2010 6:38 AM
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