“We agree taxes should not go up for anyone making less than $250,000 a year,” Reid said on the floor Tuesday. “With common ground in sight, we should be able to avoid the fiscal cliff for most Americans.

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“All it would take is a single vote in the House of Representatives [but] one thing stands in the way: Grover Norquist, who for years has bullied lawmakers.”

Reid said he was pleased to see several GOP lawmakers distance themselves from the anti-tax pledge sponsored by Norquist and his group, Americans for Tax Reform.

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“Several Republican lawmakers have said revenue should be on the table,” Reid said. “This is common sense to everyone but Grover Norquist.”

Reid said the election results — President Obama securing a second term and Democrats maintaining control of the Senate — prove the American people support the Democrats' “balanced approach,” which includes revenue.

Lawmakers are working to avoid the "fiscal cliff," which the country will reach at the end of the year when the Bush tax rates expire and sequestration cuts take effect, unless lawmakers act.