House Rejects Senator Reid’s Deficit-Reduction Bill

The back and forth in Congress over the debt crisis continued on Saturday.  The Republican controlled House rejected Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s Deficit-Reduction Bill.  The vote was 246-173 against the plan.

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House Speaker John Boehner and Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell appeared at a news conference together on Saturday following the defeat of the Reid plan in the House.

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Senator McConnell seemed optimistic that a compromise could be reached.

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Senator Harry Reid also held a news conference following the vote and seemed less hopeful that a deal was going to be reached soon.

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Following his media availability, the Majority Leader attended a closed-door meeting at the White House with President Obama.

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