Senate Democrats abandon spending bill, aim for temporary measure

12/16/2010 | Reuters · Politico (Washington, D.C.) · Bloomberg

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., pulled a $1.1 trillion spending bill from the agenda, saying Republican support needed to pass the measure has evaporated during the past few days. Reid said he will work with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on a temporary measure to allow the government to continue operating until the next Congress convenes next year. Earlier, McConnell introduced a bill that would maintain funding for government programs until Feb. 18.

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