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By the numbers: Federal debt, deficit and spending updated: Thu Aug 02 2012 13:28:00

Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, agreed to a deal to fund the government past this November's elections. The deal leaves working out a budget up to the next Congress and provides funding for the federal government through March 2013, well beyond the presidential inauguration in January.

Floor statement: Sen. Harry Reid on the DISCLOSE Actupdated: Tue Jul 17 2012 19:50:00

Senate Republicans again Tuesday blocked Democratic legislation that would require greater transparency into who is behind much of the secretive, often negative campaign advertising filling the airwaves this election season.

Senate passes massive farm billupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 15:01:00

Senators approved a giant farm bill Thursday that is estimated to cut the deficit by almost $24 billion, largely by ending direct payments to farmers and replacing them with taxpayer- subsidized crop insurance to assist farmers in need.

Who will win Senate 'big oil' tax fight?updated: Wed Mar 28 2012 13:35:00

Your pain at the pump is the U.S. Senate's top issue this week.

Standoff in Congress threatens highway construction funding updated: Thu Mar 22 2012 05:33:00

With less than two weeks before federal money runs out for transportation projects across the country, a partisan showdown is developing between Senate Democrats and House Republicans over passing a new bill.

Meehan on boosting the economyupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 20:22:00

Sen. Pat Meehan urged the Senate to pass two House bills that would extend the payroll tax cut and improve infrastructure.

Both sides claim politics as payroll tax cut extension stalls againupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 20:22:00

Deja vu, round two, a bad sequel or simply "here we go again" are some ways to describe the latest fight over extending the payroll tax cut. But even facing an end-of-month deadline before the 2% tax holiday expires, lawmakers appear no closer to a deal.

Frustrated Senators ventupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 12:53:00

Senators descended into an angry and emotional debate Thursday night.

Who's angry now? Does Senate spat reflect frustrated national mood?updated: Mon Nov 07 2011 12:53:00

An emotional debate on the Senate floor Thursday night is putting a microscope once again on the political games in Washington that Americans overwhelmingly detest.

Obama jobs bill still waits for action in the Senateupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 21:04:00

Senate Democrats still have not decided when to take up the jobs bill President Barack Obama announced with great fanfare to a joint session of Congress almost two weeks ago. In addition, they are still working to determine if they will vote on the bill in its entirety or augment it with additional job growth ideas of their own.

Reid wants FEMA bill in fast lane; Cantor denies aid is 'hostage'updated: Wed Sep 07 2011 18:47:00

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said Wednesday he would ask the Senate to approve quickly a $6 billion emergency spending bill to replenish the Federal Emergency Management Agency's cash-strapped disaster relief fund.

CNNMoney: Reid's picks for debt super committeeupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 08:33:00

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made his picks Tuesday for the Congressional "super committee" that will face the unenviable task of finding trillions to slice from the federal budget.

Reid taps Sen. Murray to co-chair debt committeeupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 20:49:00

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said Tuesday that he would appoint Sen. Patty Murray, Sen. Max Baucus of Montana and Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts to the congressional "super committee," charged with crafting a plan to cut the country's deficit.

The debt ceiling battle: Where things standupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 03:32:00

After weeks of bipartisan negotiations, President Barack Obama said congressional leaders agreed to a plan that would lift the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling and avoid an unprecedented default on the nation's debt -- if, that is, members of Congress vote to approve the agreement.

GOP leader 'confident' debt deal on horizonupdated: Sun Jul 31 2011 02:56:00

Sen. Mitch McConnell says a national default "is not going to happen," and that he's fully engaged in talks with the president.

CNNMoney: Reid delays vote on debt plan - CNNupdated: Sat Jul 30 2011 22:20:00

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, temporarily stopped legislative consideration of his debt ceiling proposal late Saturday night, reversing an earlier decision to hold a key procedural vote on the measure by 1 a.m. ET Sunday.

Senate Democrats block Boehner debt ceiling plan after House approvalupdated: Sat Jul 30 2011 14:08:00

House Speaker John Boehner's plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling and slash government spending narrowly passed his chamber on Friday and then was blocked by Senate Democrats, setting up a weekend of negotiations to seek a deal that would avoid a potential federal default next week.

CNNMoney: IPhone could solve debt ceiling stalemateupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 08:29:00

Little did Steve Jobs know in January 2007 that he was about to unveil a device that, four and a half years later, could help end a vicious debate about raising America's debt ceiling.

CNNMoney: Reid debt ceiling plan comes up shortupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 11:26:00

First the House debt ceiling bill came up short. Now it's the Senate bill.

Is Washington slouching toward a solution?updated: Tue Jul 26 2011 19:49:00

With America now perilously close to default, here's where I sense we stand. My observations may be off as I have only had a brief time in Washington to take measure, but let me give it my best shot.

Obama endorses Senate Democratic plan on debt ceilingupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 22:23:00

President Barack Obama on Monday endorsed a debt-ceiling proposal by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that would cut federal deficits by $2.7 trillion and increase the federal borrowing limit through 2012, the White House said.

CNNMoney: Budget games: Debt ceiling plan counts on war savingsupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 20:37:00

Senate Democrats want to cut an eye-popping $1 trillion in war spending over the next 10 years.

CNNMoney: Senate cancels recess to work on debt ceilingupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 11:04:00

The Senate will forgo its scheduled recess for the week of July 4 to work on legislation to raise the debt ceiling and cut the deficit, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday.

Senate to skip vacation to work on deficit reductionupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 10:40:00

The Senate will forgo its scheduled recess for the week of July 4 to work on cutting the deficit, Sen. Harry Reid said Thursday.

'I'm not confident' Afghanistan operation will work, Reid saysupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 14:12:00

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid expressed doubt in the U.S. military operation in Afghanistan Thursday, saying, "I'm not confident it's going to work."

Dems budget cuts a 'path to bankruptcy'updated: Mon Apr 04 2011 09:28:00

Georgia Republican Rep. Tom Price talks about Congressional budget negotiations with AM's Ali Velshi.

Senators expect budget deal to avoid government shutdownupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 09:28:00

Top senators said Sunday that they believe Congress will reach a deal to avoid a government shutdown this week, but there was little consensus on two larger budget battles looming in coming months.

New signs of compromise in government shutdown standoffupdated: Sat Feb 26 2011 10:39:00

One week before a potential government shutdown, Senate Democrats for the first time reacted positively to an offer from House Republicans that would keep the government running for two more weeks while cutting $4 billion.

Reid takes on Nevada brothelsupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 15:53:00

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is taking aim at the world's oldest profession, calling for an end to legal prostitution in his home state of Nevada.

Reid proposes 30-day spending deal to avoid government shutdownupdated: Wed Feb 23 2011 09:03:00

The Senate's top Democrat said Tuesday he would propose a 30-day extension of government funding at roughly current levels to allow time for negotiations with Republicans on a longer-term spending measure.

Democratic leaders slam Obama veto threatupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 11:09:00

While the president's State of the Union address was filled with applause lines that brought many fellow Democrats to their feet, one part in particular rankled some key members of his party: "If a bill comes to my desk with earmarks inside, I will veto it."

Reid raises stakes for Congressupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 13:01:00

In a rare interview, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid previewed the next congressional session and hyped a productive lame-duck session that included a bipartisan tax deal, the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, passage of New START and a bill to provide medical care to rescue workers sickened from their work at ground zero.

Reid: Repealing DADT 'right thing to do'updated: Mon Dec 20 2010 08:36:00

Senate majority leader Harry Reid and Rep. Joe Lieberman discuss the progress on repealing "don't ask, don't tell."

Obama signs short-term spending bill into lawupdated: Sat Dec 18 2010 15:12:00

President Barack Obama on Saturday signed a short-term spending bill that will fund the government through Tuesday night.

$1.1 trillion spending bill killedupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 06:03:00

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid yanked a pork-laden spending bill Thursday, citing the sudden loss of GOP support.

Senate Democrats give up bid to pass $1.1 trillion spending billupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 06:03:00

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.

Sen. Harry Reid: There's more work to doupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 06:13:00

Senate Majority leader Harry Reid says there is still alot of work to do before Congress breaks for the holidays.

Lugar confident START will passupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 07:30:00

Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Indiana) says he is confident that the START Treaty will be ratified before the new year.

Senate to begin treaty debate on START as soon as Wednesdayupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 07:30:00

The Senate will begin debate on ratifying a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia as soon as Wednesday, after the chamber passes the tax package that President Barack Obama negotiated with Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday.

Gay rights groups plan rally for repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'updated: Fri Dec 10 2010 07:44:00

Gay rights groups have planned a rally near the U.S. Capitol at noon Friday to urge lawmakers to work through the winter holiday to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning openly gay and lesbian soldiers from military service.

Sen. Harry Reid's gambling bill pushupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 05:32:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper and his panel discuss Sen. Harry Reid's push of a gambling bill during this congressional session.

Reid pushes online poker legislation but finds the deck stackedupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 05:32:00

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, may have to fold his efforts to push a measure legalizing online poker in the United States into a tax-cut bill, in light of strenuous opposition from Republicans.

'Don't ask, don't tell' fails in Senateupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 21:39:00

The bid to repeal the policy on gays in the military fails 57 to 40.

Reid may press ahead with 'don't ask, don't tell' voteupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 11:29:00

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may be pressing ahead with a Senate vote Thursday that could doom the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gay service members.

'Don't ask, don't tell' vote postponedupdated: Thu Dec 09 2010 08:01:00

Senate Democrats decided Wednesday to postpone a planned vote on "don't ask, don't tell." CNN's Anderson Cooper reports.

Political Circus: Reid gives GOPer the gift of hairupdated: Fri Dec 03 2010 14:00:00

Politics is serious business -- but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance. Here are some of the things you might have missed:

Senate GOP pledges to block all bills until tax dispute resolvedupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 14:35:00

Senate Republicans promised Wednesday to block legislative action on every issue being considered by the lame-duck Congress until the dispute over extending the Bush-era tax cuts is resolved and an extension of current government funding is approved.

The real cost of tax cutsupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 14:35:00

In November, CNN's Christine Romans broke down the costs of a tax cut extension.

Senate leaders unchanged; House to choose Wednesdayupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 16:49:00

The top Democratic and Republican Senate leadership will remain the same for the incoming 112th Congress.

Fortune: What the election means for renewable energyupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 12:13:00

Companies in renewable energy industries are trying to figure out how to navigate the swing rightward from the midterm elections. Starting with the worst casae scenario, projects that received some of the $16.8 billion in stimulus funding allocated to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in 2009 could now be left to wither, without getting the chance to return the promised green megawatts per dollar invested.

Reid survives, remains Majority Leaderupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 16:53:00

Senator Harry Reid says the campaign against Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle was one of the toughest of his life.

Reid basks in victory of 'hope over fear'updated: Wed Nov 03 2010 10:36:00

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid basked in his re-election Wednesday after Nevada voters helped him turn back a challenge from a Tea Party-backed Republican he painted as too extreme for the state.

Campaign Circus: Obama vs. his cousin in 2012?updated: Tue Oct 26 2010 12:34:00

As Election Day gets closer, the rhetoric gets more intense, interesting and, shall we say, passionate. Here are some things you might have missed.

Quick shots: 2010 version of "It's the economy, stupid"updated: Fri Oct 15 2010 12:22:00

Editor's note: There are 18 days to go before voters cast ballots in the hotly contested midterm elections. In this special feature, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news.

Momentum swinging back to Democrats?updated: Mon Oct 04 2010 11:31:00

CNN's Candy Crowley looks at whether Tea Party candidates' success is giving Democrats a boost in the upcoming midterm elections.

Reid faces tough fight as he heads home to campaignupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 11:31:00

It's one of the most closely watched Senate races in the country -- and for good reason. Majority Leader Harry Reid stands to lose his job representing Nevada -- one he's held since 1987 -- to Republican Sharron Angle, a Tea Party favorite.

Welcome to the world of hashtag politics -- or #politicsupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 11:19:00

When a scuffle broke out at a candidate forum in Nevada last week between supporters of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican rival Sharron Angle, the fight didn't end after tempers cooled. It simply moved over to the social media website Twitter, where the war of words in this nasty race continued.

Senate halts 'don't ask, don't tell' repealupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 08:23:00

In a graphic example of election-year politics at work, a defense bill that would repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy got blocked Tuesday in the U.S. Senate by a Republican-led filibuster.

Troops surveyed on 'don't ask' policyupdated: Tue Sep 14 2010 12:44:00

In July, more than 400,000 troops were surveyed about the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

Two senators to return briefly to pass border billupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 14:07:00

Two of the nation's 100 U.S. senators will return Thursday from their August recess to give the chamber's unanimous consent for $600 million in emergency funding to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

House passes $600 million border security billupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 20:57:00

The House of Representatives approved $600 million in emergency funding Tuesday to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

CNNMoney: Senate to vote on $26 billion in aid for desperate statesupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 11:27:00

Senate Democrats are once again trying to push through a bill that would send $26 billion to needy states.

Reid praises progressives at Netroots conventionupdated: Sat Jul 24 2010 20:49:00

Acknowledging that he and they don't always see eye to eye, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) on Saturday praised the influence of progressive activists gathered at the annual Netroots Nation convention.

Senate's top Democrat to introduce scaled-down energy billupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 17:36:00

Democrats admit that when it comes to passing comprehensive energy and climate change legislation, they simply do not have the votes.

Poll: Reid moves ahead of Angleupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 10:52:00

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, has taken a seven-point lead over Republican opponent Sharron Angle, according to a new poll published Friday in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Reid name politically toxic in Nevada?updated: Fri Jul 09 2010 15:25:00

As President Obama campaigned for Rory Reid's famous and powerful father in Nevada, the son was hundreds of miles away campaigning for governor.

CNNMoney: House passes unemployment benefits extensionupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 16:14:00

After a failed attempt earlier this week, the House voted to extend the deadline to file for federal jobless benefits Thursday. But the bill will be stuck in limbo as Congress takes a weeklong summer break.

CNNMoney: Homebuyers could get more time for tax creditupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 17:25:00

First-time homebuyers looking to land an $8,000 federal income tax credit may have a little more time to close on their purchases if a Senate amendment unveiled Thursday makes it into law.

Top issues: Budget deficitupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 11:18:00

In the wake of Congress' $787 billion economic stimulus bill and $700 billion TARP bailout legislation, fiscal conservatives are ringing alarm bells over how much Washington is spending beyond incoming revenue. The federal budget deficit is expected to reach $1.56 trillion this fiscal year, up from a record $1.41 trillion in fiscal 2009, according to the Treasury Department.

Exploding deficitupdated: Wed Jun 09 2010 11:18:00

CNN's Dan Lothian reports on the growing deficit and the Obama administration's reaction to it.

Senate Democrats to push new immigration reform planupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 15:22:00

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other leading Democratic senators will formally unveil the outlines of legislation for comprehensive immigration reform late Thursday, CNN has learned.

CNNMoney: Debt panel: Taxes, spending -- 'everything's on the table'updated: Mon Apr 26 2010 05:02:00

An 18-member team created by executive order by President Obama will start trying to crack the nation's biggest money problems on Tuesday.

GOP lawmakers seek to halt immigration reform pushupdated: Sun Apr 25 2010 15:16:00

Two key Republican lawmakers joined a growing GOP effort Sunday to halt the push for immigration reform, arguing the time is not right to take on the massive and complex issue.

Dems on financial reform bill: 'The games are over'updated: Thu Apr 22 2010 17:13:00

Senate Democrats called out Republicans on Thursday for what they said was the promotion of "falsehoods" on the financial reform bill and vowed to move the bill forward.

Inaction on immigration reform a travestyupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 09:52:00

Republicans and Democrats in Congress seem to have found one issue on which they agree. Neither party wants to get near immigration reform, the new "third rail" in American politics -- an issue so politically charged that politicians risk their careers by touching it.

Both parties gutless on illegal immigrationupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 06:44:00

As a typical American who shuns the hard work my grandfathers did, last week on this site, I took responsibility for creating the problem of illegal immigration.

Reid casts wrong vote on health care for second timeupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 16:11:00

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid mistakenly called out "no" Thursday when asked for his vote on the health care reconciliation bill, setting the chamber howling with laughter.

Sen. Reid's accidental 'No'updated: Fri Mar 26 2010 16:11:00

During Thursday's health care reconciliation vote, "no" meant "yes" for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Tea Party protest puts spotlight on Reid in Nevadaupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 09:27:00

Thousands of Tea Party activists Saturday will mount their latest cross-country protest against big government and health care reform, hoping its kickoff point also will carry a strong symbolic message.

Some Republicans dub Nevada Tea Party candidate a fakeupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 15:27:00

It's a grass-roots protest movement composed of the newly politicized and people distrustful of hierarchy. So how is it possible to be an illegitimate Tea Party member?

CNNMoney: Senate tries to extend jobless benefits deadline - againupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 14:29:00

Democratic Senators Monday unveiled a $150 billion bill that pushes back the deadline to file for unemployment insurance until year-end and extends dozens of expiring corporate and personal tax credits.

Democrats could bypass GOP on health care billupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 13:12:00

As a major White House meeting on health care reform approaches this week Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid acknowledged Tuesday that he may use a controversial parliamentary shortcut to bypass GOP opposition and pass a bill.

Senate jobs bill vote expected Wednesdayupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 18:13:00

While Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, indicated that a vote on the Senate jobs bill could come at any time, it is now expected to take place Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Jobs bill advances ... or does it?updated: Fri Feb 12 2010 11:16:00

The Senate's slow-moving effort to spur job creation was thrown into turmoil Thursday.

CNNMoney: Senate jobs bill: What's missingupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 07:27:00

Senate Democrats' draft plan for job creation, circulated Tuesday, contains a couple of employment measures and a lot of leftover business.

Reid flap stirs iReportersupdated: Mon Jan 18 2010 21:48:00

CNN iReporters sound off on remarks Sen. Harry Reid made during the 2008 presidential campaign.

What's serious -- and silly -- in Washingtonupdated: Wed Jan 13 2010 09:17:00

As our nation's politicians return from their holidays, the agenda they left behind is still front and center. Getting an acceptable compromise of the very different Senate and House health care bills is still the president's and the Democratic leadership's priority. Stopping it is still the Republicans' priority. The final details may antagonize some of the Democrats' most important constituencies and the grumbling has already started.

Reid comment: What's the fuss?updated: Tue Jan 12 2010 17:31:00

CNN's Soledad O'Brien breaks down the controversy created by racially "inartful" remarks by Sen. Harry Reid.

McCain complains of 'double standard' for Reidupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 14:01:00

The GOP's 2008 presidential candidate decried Tuesday what he called a "stunning double standard" between the treatment of a top Democrat and Republican leader caught making racially insensitive remarks.

GOP should want Harry Reid to hang inupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 11:42:00

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is in hot water for some comments he made to reporters in a new book called "Game Change." In the book, Reid said, Barack Obama had a chance of winning because he was both "light-skinned" and didn't speak with a "Negro dialect."

Harry Reid wrong on many levelsupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 09:42:00

Sen. Harry Reid's comments during the 2008 Democratic primary show that he is socially awkward, but they certainly don't prove he is a secret racist. If anything, these comments show that Reid may know about white voters, but he doesn't understand black voters at all.

Reid's political future up in the air after 'Negro' comment?updated: Tue Jan 12 2010 09:40:00

Despite Republican calls for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to step down from his leadership post over racially insensitive comments he made about President Obama, analysts believe the controversy won't hurt Reid any more than other issues already have.

Brazile: Reid a 'political survivor'updated: Tue Jan 12 2010 09:40:00

CNN Political Editor Mark Preston gets Political Analyst Donna Brazile's take on Sen. Harry Reid's controversial comments.

Reid's actions speak louder than his gaffeupdated: Mon Jan 11 2010 14:42:00

Sharks can smell even the smallest drop of blood miles away, so it should come as no surprise that, even in their home districts, Beltway Republicans began circling when news broke of Harry Reid's latest self-inflicted wound.

Intriguing people for January 11, 2010updated: Mon Jan 11 2010 13:23:00

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is suggesting that Reid should step down as Senate majority leader.

Reid apologizes for racial remarks about Obama during campaignupdated: Sun Jan 10 2010 09:17:00

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized Saturday for making racially insensitive remarks about Barack Obama during the presidential campaign.

Harry Reid playing Santa with your moneyupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 06:42:00

We are approaching the eve of Christmas and maybe in that spirit, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid morphed into Santa Claus, giving out presents to the little boys and girls who were naughty and (not so) nice this year.

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