Reid: Senate action needed Friday
July 29th, 2011
09:49 AM ET
7 years ago

Reid: Senate action needed Friday

(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said Friday morning that he "must take action on the Senate's compromise legislation" on the debt ceiling by the end of the day.

Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • Harry Reid • Senate
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  1. Miriam cho

    So what will it be??? Raising more taxes?!!

    July 29, 2011 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  2. Kevin in Atlanta

    Is it me, or does it look like Reid is holding a large knife in this picture?

    Got get 'em Harry!

    July 29, 2011 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  3. gt

    really harry .. oh by the way why did nancy and house democrats not have a budget before she lost her speakers job.. oh ya to kick it down the road...this is the kind of crap american are sick guys do your jobs on both sides ...

    July 29, 2011 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  4. John

    I agree you need to Compromise to get a deal done. The Republican keep saying they are the Only one that put a bill to a vote. But every one of there bill that they put thought the house are not fair or the want another vote In six Months. And every PlaN THE DEMOCRATS bring up the Republican just make fun of It and don't even vote on It. Why Is the Republican can see they are going to have to Compromise to get a deal done and get It done now. the Republican and the Tea Party need to Quit wasting time because time Is what we don't have much of. And how can the Tea Party member get America out of dept when the biggest part of them are In dept up to there ear. The Tea Party Is trying to destroy America and the Republican are willing to let them. The Republican got to come to reason and start to Compromise.

    July 29, 2011 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  5. BILL, WI

    Well that sounds real nice, but will Harry Reid be willing to comromise. Or is the 3rd piece of compromise legislation "dead on arrival".

    July 29, 2011 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  6. Sniffit

    Don't worry, Harry. Boehner and the GOP plan to have voted through their blatantly partisan plan by the end of the day so they can spend the weekend using the "news" media to disseminate talking point misinformation about how they've now done their job, can wipe their hands of it all and that everyone should now consider it all the Dems' respnsibility and fault that we're in this bind. It's so predictable...tide goes in, tide goes out...GOPer mouth opens, lie comes out. GOP strategery is the most transparent thing in DC.

    July 29, 2011 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  7. dvpfla

    Reid says the Senate will act today.... What the heck have you been doing. How did Harry Reid make the US Senate so useless.... Let me guess he will have a bill that we they need to pass before we can find out what is in the bill. Sounds familiar.

    I am not aware of any proposed senate plan. And any plan from Obama?

    July 29, 2011 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  8. Four and The Door

    I am not aware of any proposed senate plan. And any plan from Obama?
    Nothing out of Obama or Reid to solve this problem yet. But plenty of talk and finger-pointing. Actually, a bit too much of both.

    July 29, 2011 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  9. Rick McDaniel

    That's not going anywhere, either.

    July 29, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  10. Thomas Jefferson

    The HOUSE passed "Cut, CAP and Balance" a WEEK ago – WHERE HAS THE SENATE BEEN ALL THIS TIME?!!!

    July 29, 2011 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  11. TMink

    Gee Harry, why didn't you do something before today? Too busy getting a budget? No, you have not had a budget for over 800 days. Too busy cutting spending? No, you have not put forth any spending reduction plans? Busy thinking up new taxes for hard working Americans? I think we have a winner!

    July 29, 2011 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  12. lolnonsense

    It's congress responsibility to raise the debt ceiling. As it stands, the GOP can't even pass their own legislation much less something proposed by democrats. That is how dysfunctional government is – the dems can't surrender to the GOP and the GOP can't surrender to themselves.

    July 29, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  13. Lori in St Pete

    dvpfla, you should borrow the "School House Rock" DVD series from the library and learn how government operates before posting. It's up the the House of Representatives to propose a budget. Then it goes to the Senate for approval/amendments, and is then passed onto the President for signature. Since john the weeper can't even get it out of the house – he has a large enough majority that he doesn't need a single Dem vote to do it – you can't blame the Senate or President.

    July 29, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  14. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    "must take action"??? Oh really?? Did you just wake up from your coma Harry? Democrats control the Senate under your non-leadership and have refused to "take action" on everything sent to you by the House. You even have looney tune Democrats sending letters to the House saying they won't vote for House legislation THAT HASN'T BEEN WRITTEN YET! The Democrats are truly the party of no leadership, no plans, no budget, NO CLUE!

    July 29, 2011 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  15. Sniffit

    "I am not aware of any proposed senate plan. And any plan from Obama?"

    Yes, awareness seems to be a real uphill battle for the conservative rank-and-file lately. Reid's proposal has been all over the news for days..and he proposed it prior to Boehner. As for the talking ont nonsense that Obama hasn't put anything on the table or talked specifics, that's just the GOP exploiting your confirmation want to believe Obama hasn't been talking specifics so it's comforting and affirmed when someone tells you it's true. Of course, it's blatantly false, as can be proven simply by referring to Obama's press conference last Friday in which he explained exactly what he put on the table for Boehner to consider prior to Beohner demanding that the individual mandate be repealed and then walking away from the table, but hey, you continue to live in your little bubble where you feel safe and everything is just the way you wish it to be.

    July 29, 2011 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  16. kat

    You're a joke Harry. All you Dems should have had a budget for the past 2 years and now all you do is sit on your duffs and complain an whine when the Republicans try to act responsibly and try to make a difference. God help this once great country if we fail to take control in 2012. Retire.. You've been there far too long.

    July 29, 2011 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  17. Ancient Texan

    Since Harry won't even allow discussion on anything Boehner sends to the Senate, Boehner should state that the Bill containing a balanced budget admendment is our final offer, take it or leave it. Our credit rating is going to be lowered anyway, regardless, because of the wild, insane spending of the Obama regime.

    July 29, 2011 11:16 am at 11:16 am |