January 18, 2013 GOP leaders in the House say that will give Democrats in the Senate time to pass a budget that cuts spending. And if Congress doesn't pass a budget, they say, lawmakers shouldn't get their full pay. The move could put off another bruising battle over the borrowing limit.
July 14, 2011 In a Senate floor speech, majority leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada said praised two Republicans, Sen. Mitch McConnell and Speaker John Boehner, for at least being "willing to negotiate in good faith."He had nothing good to say about Cantor, however. He even cited criticisms from anonymous Republicans of Cantor to show his own criticism wasn't partisan.
April 5, 2011 Trying to win the public perception war in the partisan spending battle, Republicans offered a new, one-week spending stopgap to keep the government from shutting down after Friday. But a White House spokesman indicated it wasn't being considered. Instead, the White House wants a longer term bill.