Washington (CNN) - Fiscal cliff negotiations between the staffs of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will be led by David Krone, who is Reid's chief of staff, and Sharon Soderstrom, who is McConnell's.
Aides think these talks, which could start Friday night and carry on through Sunday, will be mostly done over the phone or via e-mail. There is a chance of some face-to-face meetings between Krone and Soderstrom if they think those would have value.
Washington (CNN) - Congressional leaders spoke Friday after meeting about the fiscal cliff with President Barack Obama at the White House.
Congressional leaders attending the meeting was Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Vice President Joe Biden was to be in attendance, the White House said, and an administration official said Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner would attend as well.
Washington (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in conjunction with the White House, is working to see if the scaled back fiscal cliff package President Barack Obama laid out last week can get through Congress before December 31st.
Reid has made clear in private conversations he does not want to bring any bill to the Senate floor unless he is sure it will pass both the Democratic-led Senate and the Republican-held House.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama spoke Friday about the fiscal cliff with House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid before the three men - and the rest of Congress - left town for a long weekend. They'll return after Christmas to pick up where they left off.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The partisan gridlock in Washington came to a halt Thursday morning as members of both parties gathered to bid farewell to the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, the second longest serving senator in U.S. history.
"Dan was a vibrant and vital presence in the Senate, and in death he'll remain a legend," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said at a ceremony held in the Capitol Rotunda.
(CNN) - Senators are usually the stars of Washington, but on Wednesday they had several Hollywood stars in their midst for a screening of the movie "Lincoln."
Director Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrays President Abraham Lincoln in this season's hit, joined senators late Wednesday on Capitol Hill for the showing organized by Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Washington (CNN) – A day after an election that both parties agreed was a mandate to find compromise and avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, Democratic and Republican congressional leaders also continued to sharply disagree over the key issue of whether top tax rates should be raised to help resolve the looming crisis.
Republicans said higher rates would damage the economy, while Democrats said it was the only equitable way to tackle the debt.FULL STORY
(CNN) - President Barack Obama telephoned key congressional leaders on Wednesday, including the top Republican in both the House and Senate, an Obama official told reporters traveling with the president.
He placed the calls "to talk about the legislative agenda for the remainder of the year" and discuss the message that he believed voters sent on Tuesday, according to a statement on the calls provided to the reporters.
(CNN) - Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, was released from the hospital on Friday afternoon after he sustained non-life threatening injuries following an accident in his motorcade.
Reid was released shortly before 4 p.m. local time, and was in good condition after the accident, said Karen Gordon, a spokeswoman for University Medical Center in Las Vegas.
(CNN) – The leading Democrat in the Senate continued his attacks on Republican nominee Mitt Romney Sunday in an op-ed that questions the former Massachusetts governor's character and pivots back to criticism over the GOP candidate's taxes.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wrote the piece for the Las Vegas Sun, hitting Romney on a variety of recent missteps as well as the tax-related accusations that have dogged the Romney campaign since early in the Republican primaries.