Reid Lays Out Lofty Agenda, Warns of Votes Next Weekend

Posted May 14, 2009 at 9:37am

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday laid out an ambitious Senate agenda heading into the Memorial Day recess and threatened that to get it all done, votes could spill over into next weekend.“We want to be able to leave here, if at all possible, on Thursday of next week,— Reid said in a floor statement. But “if we have to work into Friday — I hope not. We may have to work into Saturday.— Reid said he wants the Senate to vote on a procedural motion Thursday to move forward on a consumer credit card bill, with final passage on the measure coming as soon as next week. The Majority Leader added that the Senate must pass the $97 billion war supplemental, which is being marked up in committee on Thursday. Reid also wants the Senate to adopt a conference report on a financial fraud bill passed out of the Senate last month. “That’s our workload this period. I would hope that we can work through this as much as we can,— said Reid, who earlier this week backed off on his threat to hold Monday votes.The Senate is set to adjourn on May 22 for the weeklong recess.