Shows & Panels
- Accelerate and Streamline for Better Customer Service
- Ask the CIO
- The Big Data Dilemma
- Carrying On with Continuity of Operations
- Client Virtualization Solutions
- Data Protection in a Virtual World
- Expert Voices
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal IT Challenge
- Federal Tech Talk
- Feds in the Cloud
- Health IT: A Policy Change Agent
- Improving Healthcare Outcomes through IT Policy
- IT Innovation in the New Era of Government
- Making Dollars And Sense Out of Data Center Consolidation
- Navigating the Private Cloud
- One Step to the Cloud, Two Steps Toward Innovation
- Path to FDCCI Compliance
- Take Command of Your Mobility Initiative
Shows & Panels
Reid says Senate Dems will accept House debt bill
Wednesday - 1/23/2013, 12:10pm EST
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Senate Democrats will support a House Republican bill extending the government's ability to borrow for four months.
The Nevada Democrat told reporters Wednesday the Senate would pass the bill "as quickly as possible," meaning it could go to President Barack Obama as soon as this week. The House was voting on the bill Wednesday.
Reid said he preferred a longer extension, and he mocked a Republican provision that says lawmakers will lose their paychecks unless Congress passes a budget. Nevertheless, Reid said Senate Democrats plan to pass the bill as is.
He said it is a victory for Obama that House Republicans abandoned their demand that increasing the government's ability to borrow be accompanied by cuts in government spending.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)