Republicans have said the measure is a gimmick that would not lead to real savings, and they have called on Democrats to focus on cutting waste.

Earlier today, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellTrump’s isolation grows Ellison: Trump has 'level of sympathy' for neo-Nazis, white supremacists Trump touts endorsement of second-place finisher in Alabama primary MORE (R-Ky.) said Reid's bill goes against President Obama's preferred plan of replacing the sequester with new taxes.