Skip to main content

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks to the media after a caucus meeting with Senate Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington August 1, 2011.
Sen. Harry Reid
Calling it one of "a number of pointless political stunts," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ruled out a vote on House Speaker John Boehner's alternative fiscal cliff curb proposal, his so-called "Plan B."
“We’re not picking up any of the things they’re working on over there now,” Reid told reporters. “It’s very unfortunate Republicans are wasting an entire week on a number of pointless political stunts.”  [...]

Reid said Boehner should schedule a House vote on the Senate-passed bill to extend the Bush-era tax rates for family income below $250,000.  
“The Senate bill is the only one that will be signed into law. We can protect middle-class families tomorrow. The Speaker refuses to bring our bill to the floor because it would pass,” Reid said.

Reid had been planning to keep the Senate running through the weekend to deal with Hurricane Sandy relief and a few other bills, but Sen. Daniel Inouye's death changed that. Now, the Senate will be out this weekend so senators can attend Inouye's funeral in Hawaii. They'll come back in session on Thursday, Dec. 27 to not vote on Boehner's latest exercise in futility.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 10:15 AM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site