By Judy Kurtz - 10/17/11 11:57 PM EDT
It was a big weekend for two Senate Democrats as Kay HaganKay Hagan10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2016 Senate Republicans are feeling the 'Trump effect' Washington's lobby firms riding high MORE (N.C.) and Debbie StabenowDebbie StabenowWill Republicans put up more bureaucratic obstacles to healthy kids? Let’s stand with retired military leaders to get healthy school meals over the finish line Dem senators: Slash executive pay at pension plans seeking benefit cuts MORE (Mich.) both celebrated the weddings of their daughters.
North Carolina’s News & Record reports that Hagan’s daughter, Carrie, got married in a Saturday ceremony in Greensboro.
An insider reveals that before the big day, Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidThe Trail 2016: GOP stages of grief Dems slam Trump over taco bowl tweet Reid: GOP is the party of Trump MORE (D-Nev.) told the two lawmakers that his gift to them would be to hold off on any important votes over the weekend.
Reid is known to make threats of weekend work as a means to getting what he wants. Senators are not fond of working in Washington on Saturday and/or Sunday.
Asked about Reid’s wedding-gift vow (which sure beats a blender), a spokesman for the senator replied, “That doesn’t sound like something he would say.”
ITK is standing by her source on this item, but it’s worth mentioning that Reid rarely makes these kind of promises.
This past summer, he canceled a recess during the debt-limit discussions — even though Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max BaucusMax BaucusWyden unveils business tax proposal College endowments under scrutiny The chaotic fight for ObamaCare MORE (D-Mont.) had planned to go on his honeymoon that week.
Baucus postponed the honeymoon, telling The Washington Post, “My fiancee is a very understanding woman.” Baucus is married to his former aide, Melodee Hanes.