Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Oct 16, 2013 — With hours left before the country tops its borrowing authority, the Senate-crafted, bipartisan measure moves to the chaotic lower chamber. Party leaders are hoping to pass it with a coalition of votes from Democrats and Republicans. The bill — which makes no major changes to the new health care law — would end the first government shutdown in 17 years and avert a default.
Oct 8, 2013 — There are signs that a measure to raise the limit on government spending could be introduced as early as Tuesday.
Jan 22, 2013 — While President Obama raised big issues in his inaugural address — climate change, gay rights, immigration, the shooting of schoolchildren — Congress eased back into session Tuesday with other priorities, fighting many of the battles left over from last year.
Jan 2, 2013 — As "fiscal cliff" talks grew tense, a certain word was heard at the White House. Of course, it's been said before in Washington.
Aug 8, 2012 — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is taking fire from the Senate majority leader over his decision not to release more of his tax returns. In Reid, Romney is up against someone who's not on the ballot and clearly enjoys a fight.
Sep 13, 2011 — It's very unusual for so many disasters to have hit so many states in a single year. The only ones not on the list: Michigan and South Carolina.
Apr 9, 2011 — It was literally reached at the 11th hour. And in this era of divided government, that could happen a lot in coming months. We look at some of the morning-after analyses of the deal.
Apr 7, 2011 — President Obama and congressional leaders met last night. Lawmakers will resume their negotiations today.