Senate Democrats give up bid to pass $1.1 trillion spending bill
December 16th, 2010
07:54 PM ET
3 years ago

Senate Democrats give up bid to pass $1.1 trillion spending bill

WASHINGTON (CNN) - 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 nearly $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.

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soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. ronald raygun

    republican strategy-– do nothing.

    December 16, 2010 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  2. DC Military Member

    Way to go Dumbocrats!

    December 16, 2010 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  3. MishaJohn

    And once again, Democrats blink.

    Pathetic.

    December 16, 2010 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  4. Waterfront

    WOW, this is a HUGE deal and CNN doesn't have this as the TOP STORY ! Shame on you, I always knew you guys were Liberals but this is really showing animosity to the AMERICAN PEOPLE, the people have spoken and Obama and his cronies do NOT LISTEN or CARE TO HEAR ! Neither does CNN ! Oh well, I'm back on FOX again !

    December 16, 2010 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  5. Support 99ers tier 5 or there will be troubble

    Dont forget about tier 5 or we will forget about u.

    December 16, 2010 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  6. JHW

    I hope America is happy with their choice of the PorkBarrel GOP.
    Tax breaks for the rich, special programs for their districts and states and meanwhile the american public suffers without a budget.

    December 16, 2010 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  7. Ancient Texan

    Nevada blessed us once again with this idiot. What were they thinking? He has zero respect for the voters and the country. Now we have six more years of Reid, but maybe after 2012, he'll have no power as Majority leader.

    December 16, 2010 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  8. scotty

    so what exactly does this mean

    December 16, 2010 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  9. New Age Independant

    How stupid can Mr Reid and other Democrats really be? If the bill weren't packed with over 8 BILLION DOLLARS of EARMARKS, it would have passed. Democrats still don't get it! Stop spending taxpayer money on earmarks! Oh, but of course Obama promised he wouldn't sign any bills with earmarks... yeah, right... We all know the worth of those empty promises.

    December 16, 2010 10:33 pm at 10:33 pm |
  10. Your Nightly Nelson

    Laugh, snort,.....when the Republicans shut down the government.....oh wait, they don't even have control yet. Why am I wasting time writing here. Its time to go up to your representative and demand an explanation. If they don't comply, you keep sending pizzas to their homes all night and hire mariachi bands to play all day in front of their offices.

    December 17, 2010 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  11. Bignified

    Like sand in an hour glass...

    December 17, 2010 01:06 am at 1:06 am |
  12. Adam Mitchell

    Republicans fighting for prosperity FAIL

    December 17, 2010 02:16 am at 2:16 am |
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