Reid Says Democrats Willing to Sacrifice on Government Funding

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) “said Thursday he’s ready to compromise on spending after a GOP spending-cut bill won more votes in the Senate than the Democratic alternative,” The Hill reports.

“We accept the lessons of yesterday’s vote,” Reid said in floor comments. “We know we’ll have to make a sacrifice to reach consensus, and we are willing to do that.”

The GOP measure, which would cut spending this year by $57 billion, lost by a vote of 44-56, while the Democratic bill to cut $6.5 billion was rejected, 42-58.

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