Harry Reid: Enough Time to Push Through Legislation
Harry Reid, Senate Democratic leader, says lawmakers have enough time to push through legislation for a nuclear arms treaty, a spending bill; and to repeal the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military.
Yesterday Reid took to the Senate floor to assert that the path is clear to finish the lame-duck session.
Before the various pieces of legislation can be wrapped up Reid still needs Republicans to back them.
On Thursday night Reid scuttled a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill, in favor of a smaller measure to keep the government running into early next year.
He vowed to finish a new arms control treaty with Russia, reports US News.
He also says the Senate needs to deal with a bill to assist people who got sick after exposure to dust from the World Trade Center's collapse in the Sept. 11 attack.