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 McConnellHouse committee approves coal country bill Ryan defends CBO director amid backlash on Senate healthcare bill score OPINION: Destroy McConnellCare, RyanCare and TrumpCare travesties MORE (R-Ky.) said Reid's bill goes against President Obama's preferred plan of replacing the sequester with new taxes.