On a dusty, rock-strewn expanse at the edge of the Mojave Desert, a company linked to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to build a bullet train that would rocket tourists from the middle of nowhere to the gambling palaces of Las Vegas.
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- On a dusty, rock-strewn expanse at the edge of the Mojave Desert, a company linked to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to build a bullet train that would rocket tourists from the middle of nowhere to the gambling palaces of Las Vegas....
The Democratically-controlled U.S. Senate will not be a free-for-all of new gun regulations following the shooting at Sandy Hook, according to Majority Leader Harry Reid. Instead, Senators will focus on passing legislation that can move through the Republican-controlled House, Reid said.
ContributorNetwork - COMMENTARY | A politically motivated move -- killing a privately funded Maglev bullet train from Anaheim to Las Vegas and instead approving an $8 billion diesel-powered steel rail conventional train from Victorville to Las Vegas -- has the stench of deal-making all over it. The antiquated DesertXpress is a useless waste of taxpayer dollars supported by Sen. Harry Reid and Obama's Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood.
Senator Harry Reid has a cunning new plan and says "we're getting closer," providing yet more hope that the US won't tip inauspiciously over the edge of the economic abyss. The latest rumored deal proposal, to be presented at the White House meeting at 3pm, includes autiomatic spending cuts, a framework for budget negotiations, extends the debt ceiling for 6-9 months, and funds the government through December at current sequester levels. Doing so, as AP reports, would punt the fight over whether to lock in 2014 sequestration levels at $967 billion until December.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced his opposition Wednesday to trade promotion legislation, tossing a wrench into White House efforts to build congressional support for massive free-trade deals with Asia and Europe. "I'm against 'fast track,'" Reid bluntly told reporters a day after President Barack Obama called on Congress to pass such a tool to help open new markets for American products.
Democrat Senator Harry Reid is now pushing to remove the filibuster from the US Senate. This is referred to as, "The Nuclear Option." He has enlisted the help of President Barack Obama in this endeavor. President Barack Obama says he supports move by Senate Democrats to make it harder for Republicans to block his nominees.
WASHINGTON — Democrats controlling the Senate plan to move quickly toward a vote to allow the government to borrow more money, challenging Republicans to a filibuster showdown as the time remaining to stop a first-ever default on U.S. obligations ticks by.
Senate leaders Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) went back and forth on the Senate floor Thursday in what served as the most heated floor debate in quite some time. The two were arguing over Reid and other Democratic leaders' inclination to dramatically change Senate rules because of what they feel is unfair and unprecedented blocking of executive branch nominees.