Party leaders of the United States Senate

Reid: 'Congress Is Finishing This Year Less Popular Than A Cockroach' Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday railed against Congress' failure to include extending federal jobless benefits to more than 1 million people in a two-year budget deal reached this week.
Senate and House Approve Deal to Fund Government, Raise Debt CeilingSixteen days into the government shutdown, the Senate and House voted Wednesday evening to end the fiscal stalemate.
House Vote Called Off to Reopen Government, Avert DefaultA vote that would reopen the government and extend the U.S. borrowing limit will not come up for a House vote.
GOP Seeks Health Care DelayA one-year delay in key parts of the nation's health care law and repealing a tax on medical devices has been imposed by the Republican controlled House.
Reid: 'Guardedly Optimistic' Senate Will Approve Military StrikesA Democratic aide said U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is "guardedly optimistic" that his chamber will approve limited military strikes next week against Syria.
Ex-Sen. Trent Lott Hospitalized In Jackson, Miss.A one-time aide to former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott said Thursday that the Mississippi Republican has suffered a ruptured appendix.