Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) announced Tuesday that Senate Democrats will support a short-term spending bill drafted by House Republicans. The resolution, which is expected to pass the House this afternoon, cuts federal spending by $4 billion over a two-week period. Many of the cuts were taken directly from President Obama’s 2012 budget proposal.
Following a “good discussion” with colleagues during a weekly caucus lunch, Reid told reporters that the Senate will hold a vote on the House bill “in the next 48 hours.”
“We’ll pass this, and then we’ll look to funding the government on a long-term basis,” Reid said. “The sooner we get this short-term funding of the government done, the quicker we can move to a long-term CR. That is where we are headed.”..
Reid’s announcement is yet another example of how that debate seems to have shifted in the GOP’s favor.
just as a side note; isn't "where we are headed" supposed to be a BUDGET?