Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidThe Supreme Court vacancy — yet another congressional food fight Trump seeks to turn around campaign with Supreme Court fight On The Trail: Battle over Ginsburg replacement threatens to break Senate MORE (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellPelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Senate GOP aims to confirm Trump court pick by Oct. 29: report Trump argues full Supreme Court needed to settle potential election disputes MORE (R-Ky.) crossed swords again Thursday over tax-relief issues in the Senate, after McConnell offered to endorse offsets to tax-relief proposals and Reid responded that he was "pleased" but did not directly embrace the proposal.

Read the full story about McConnell's proposal at TheHill.com.

Download McConnell's letter here.

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Here's Reid's response:

"Under the policies of the Bush Administration and Republicans in Congress, hard-working Americans have seen their incomes decrease while the cost of living continues to rise. They are feeling the squeeze from everything from energy costs, to housing, to health care and education, while Republicans have chosen to side with the President and block any effort to turn this economy around.

While I am pleased that Republicans appear to have abandoned their fiscally-irresponsible ways when it comes to the extenders bill, it is hard to comprehend why Senators McConnell and Grassley would choose to cut programs to help working families, seniors and veterans in need of health care in Kentucky and Iowa in an effort to protect multi-national corporations and hedge fund managers."


-J. Taylor Rushing