Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Reid Backs Off 1 a.m. Vote on Vets Bill Reid Backs Off 1 a.m. Vote on Vets Bill

NEXT :
This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Not a member or subscriber? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation

 

Leadership

Reid Backs Off 1 a.m. Vote on Vets Bill

Senate Democrats remain hopeful that they can pass legislation aimed at helping veterans find jobs, despite GOP obstacles including multiple filibusters from Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.

Paul refused to allow a cloture vote on the bill on Wednesday evening, forcing Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to delay a vote for 30 hours because of Senate rules. Reid responded by scheduling the vote for Friday morning at 1 a.m., when the 30-hour wait would expire.

But Reid backed off when the Senate reached agreement late Thursday night to take up the bill when they return from the long weekend on Wednesday. Paul's filibuster was part of his plan to hold up all legislative action until he gets a vote on his legislation to stop all foreign aid to Pakistan.

Subscribers can read more here.

Don't Miss Today's Top Stories

Excellent!"

Rick, Executive Director for Policy

Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."

Chuck, Graduate Student

The day's action in one quick read."

Stacy, Director of Communications

I find them informative and appreciate the daily news updates and enjoy the humor as well."

Richard, VP of Government Affairs

Chock full of usable information on today's issues. "

Michael, Executive Director

Sign up form for the newsletter
MORE NATIONAL JOURNAL