House Defeats Reid Proposal

by Andrew Stiles

Just hours after the House passed a deficit plan championed by House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio), the Senate voted to table the bill, effectively killing it. On Saturday, even before the Senate could vote on the proposal put forward by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) — he doesn’t yet have the 60 votes required to pass it — the House returned the favor by voting down Reid’s plan. 

Eleven Democrats (Barrow, Boren, Braley, Loebsack, Matheson, McIntyre, Peterson, Ross, Schrader, Visclosky and Wu) joined Republicans to defeat the measure, 173 to 246.

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