House votes shifts fight on government funding, Obamacare, to Senate

House votes shifts fight on government funding, Obamacare, to Senate

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Friday approved a government funding bill that defunds the Affordable Care Act, setting up a showdown on the issue in the Senate.

Conservative groups spend big bucks

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- Conservative interest groups have outspent their liberal opponents in U.S. congressional races this year by a four-to-one margin, statistics indicate.

House passes JOBS Act

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. House, in a relatively rare show of bipartisanship, approved a bill Thursday to give small businesses more flexibility in raising capital.
Bunning relents, Senate OKs jobless bill

Bunning relents, Senate OKs jobless bill

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., Tuesday dropped his one-man blockade against extending unemployment benefits and the Senate voted to approve the extension.
Housing legislation stalls in U.S. Senate

Housing legislation stalls in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- A bill that would provide relief for struggling U.S. homeowners has stalled in the Senate, where one senator wants to include energy credits in the measure.

Congress wants answers on immigrant health

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers say they want answers from Department of Homeland Security leaders about reports of inadequate medical care for detained immigrants.
Democrats hope to diffuse abortion issue

Democrats hope to diffuse abortion issue

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 14 (UPI) -- Democratic U.S. presidential candidates say they would like to reduce the number of abortions, in a bid to diffuse the issue before November, strategists say.

U.S. Congress delays equity firm tax hike

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A plan to hike the tax rate on the massive earnings of U.S. private-equity firms likely will be delayed by the U.S. Congress until after 2008.

Sen. Ted Kennedy marks 15,000 votes

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., a 45-year veteran of the chamber, cast his 15,000th vote earlier this month -- but no one noticed until several days later.

Senate votes to expand surveillance

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate has voted to temporarily give spy agencies expanded power to eavesdrop on foreign terror suspects without a court order.

Bush and Congress chilly

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- Regular meetings between U.S. President Bush and top Democrats underscore the chasm between the two sides, it was reported Sunday.

Rhetoric heats up in security debate

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. politicians on both sides of the aisle are debating security measures in the wake of reports of domestic spying and the stalled Patriot Act.

Alito nomination will not draw filibuster

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid says Democrats don't plan to filibuster the nomination of Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Harry Mason Reid (born December 2, 1939) is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party. First elected to the Senate in 1986, he was re-elected in 1992, 1998, and 2004, and is currently seeking a fifth term in 2010.

Reid has been the Senate Majority Leader since January 2007, having previously served as Minority Leader from 2005 until the Democrats won control of the Senate in the 2006 midterm elections. He earlier served as Senate Minority Whip (1999–2001, 2001, 2003–2005) and Senate Majority Whip (2001, 2001–2003).

Before his election to the Senate, Reid was a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Nevada's 1st congressional district from 1983 to 1987. A native of Searchlight and graduate of Utah State University and George Washington University Law School, he previously served as city attorney of Henderson (1964–1966), a member of the Nevada Assembly (1969–1970), Lieutenant Governor of Nevada (1970–1974), and chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission (1977–1981).

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