(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) With the fate of a long-term government funding bill in the hands of the U.S. Senate, Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid urged fellow lawmakers on Friday to pass the measure, even though it contains provisions that lawmakers in both parties oppose.
“This bill is not perfect,” Reid said in a morning floor speech. “We can be proud that we left our priorities better-funded and more secure, and our government on more sound footing, than when this Congress began.”
The $1.1 trillion package has garnered opposition from both the liberal wing of the Democratic party and the GOP’s conservative faction.
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