Tag Archives: Harry Reid

Report: WH, Lawmakers Hold Weekend Fiscal Cliff Summit

President Barack Obama met with congressional leaders over the weekend to discuss how the country can avoid the fiscal cliff, Reuters reports. The cliff is scheduled to kick in Jan. 2 through $600 billion in tax increases and $109 million in spending cuts under sequestration, Mark Felsenthal writes. Felsenthal reports …

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Report: Obama, Top Lawmakers Agree to Future Tax Reform Talks

President Barack Obama and congressional leaders agreed Friday to work on a framework for reforming the U.S. tax code and entitlement programs, Reuters reports. According to Richard Cowan’s report, this agreement came during the first meeting between Obama and top lawmakers from both parties since the election. Attendees included House …

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Harry Reid: Cyber Bill Dead For Current Congress

The Senate failed again to move the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 forward Wednesday, National Journal reports. Josh Smith writes the vote fell nine votes short of the 60 required to invoke cloture. In an August vote, the Senate voted down the bill 52-46. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) said …

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Carl Levin Hopes to Have Defense Bill Amendments Before Thanksgiving

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) made a motion to proceed on the defense authorization bill Wednesday by asking the chamber for consent to bring the bill forward, National Journal reports. Sarah Sorcher writes the bill provides the Pentagon a $614.3 billion budget, with $525.8 billion going to general operations …

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Senate to Try ‘Omnibus’ Approach on Funding Bill

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill had to pass another stopgap funding measure before Thanksgiving, but had one measure of budget success as they passed a “minibus” bill to fund several Cabinet departments and agencies. Now Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will try a similar approach but on a bigger scale. …

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Senate to Take Up Cybersecurity Bill in 2012

Debate in the Senate over cybersecurity legislation will begin in early 2012, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said late Wednesday.. In a letter to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Reid said the Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act will be brought to the floor during the Senate’s first work week …

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Senate Approves Funding Bill, House to Vote Thursday

The Senate approved a deal Monday to continue funding the federal government past Friday, the end of the fiscal year, avoiding a government shutdown. The House has scheduled a short session for Thursday to vote on the measure. Both bodies were scheduled to be in recess this week. Democrats and …

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