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  • Senators plan to push for tough rules to stop trading partners deliberately weakening their currencies when amendments are considered on Wednesday to a bill to streamline the passage of trade deals through Congress. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the administration had consulted with Trans-Pacific Partnership members and such rules had no support...

  • Another top Democrat, Senator Chuck Schumer, said there was strong bipartisan support for a measure to discourage China from currency manipulation that could be part of the "trade promotion authority" legislation that is being considered by the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday.

  • Reid: Obama executive orders 'should have started sooner'

    Sen. Harry Reid's support for President Obama stems from their similar philosophies and backgrounds, he tells CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Reid: Ban this sport before boxing   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Reid: 'I'd ban football before boxing'

    CNBC's John Harwood asks Harry Reid about his boxing days.

  • Harry Reid on GOP field: 'They're all losers'   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Reid: GOP candidates 'all losers'

    Sen. Harry Reid speaks candidly to CNBC's Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood about everyone from Rush Limbaugh and John Boehner to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

  • Reid: No technology exists 'to get me my sight back'   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Reid: No technology exists 'to get me my sight back'

    Sen. Harry Reid has his strength back, but still can't see out of his right eye as a result of his January exercising injury, he tells CNBC's John Harwood.

  • President Barack Obama assured Americans on Saturday that a newly negotiated framework for a nuclear pact with Iran was a "good deal" as he sought public support for a diplomatic breakthrough that many in Congress oppose. "It's a good deal, a deal that meets our core objectives, including strict limitations on Iran's program and cutting off every pathway that...

  • Senator Robert Menendez said on Wednesday he will temporarily step aside as ranking member, or top Democrat, on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in the wake of his indictment on corruption charges. "I believe it is in the best interests of the committee, my colleagues, and the Senate, which is why I have chosen to do so," he said in a letter to Senate Democratic...

  • Harry Reid wants Senate deputies to 'just relax' Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:42 PM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., center, listens to a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill with, from left, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., in Washington, Feb. 24, 2015.

    Harry Reid wants his deputies to "just relax" in their dispute over leadership posts after his retirement, reports John Harwood.

  • Senate Democratic leader won’t seek re-election Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 7:50 AM ET
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will not seek re-election next year, the New York Times reports.

  • Why Wall Street banks may turn their back on Dems Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 7:02 AM ET
    Senator Elizabeth Warren

    Some big banks have discussed withholding campaign donations to Democrats in symbolic protest of Elizabeth Warren's calls for them to be broken up.

  • Representatives from Citigroup, JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, have met to discuss ways to urge Democrats, including Warren and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, to soften their party's tone toward Wall Street, sources familiar with the discussions said this week. Still, political strategists say Clinton could struggle to raise money among Wall Street...

  • House fails to pass DHS funding extension Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 5:41 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past a sign outside of a Department of Homeland Security complex on February 23, 2015 in Washington, DC.

    The House did not record enough votes on Friday to pass a bill that would have temporarily funded the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Congress pursues funding to avert DHS shutdown Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:40 PM ET
    The U.S. Capitol building

    Congress appeared to be headed toward approving a bill postponing Homeland Security's partial shutdown.

  • PHILADELPHIA, Jan 29- Senior Democrats in the House of Representatives said on Thursday they would insist President Barack Obama provide hard evidence that proposed free trade deals will boost median U.S. incomes, laying out tough terms to support his trade agenda. Virginia's Gerry Connolly, a leader of the pro-trade New Democrats, sees no more than 50...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 12- The Senate will start debate on Monday on a bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline as Republicans, who have made the project their first priority of the year, try to line up enough votes to overcome a potential veto by President Barack Obama. Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota, a co-sponsor of the bill to approve TransCanada Corp's pipeline,...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 16- A decision by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday to set aside a terrorism insurance bill until 2015 has killed, for now, a provision requiring that one seat on the Federal Reserve's board be dedicated to a person with community banking experience. Congress moved a step closer last week to mandating a seat on the central bank's seven-person board be given...

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate approves new surgeon general Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 6:53 PM ET

    The Senate will vote on Tuesday on another contentious nominee, Sarah Saldana. The Senate scheduled votes on Murthy, Saldana and three other nominees for Monday and Tuesday as part of Majority Leader Harry Reid's push to get nominations through the Senate before it goes home for the year. Last year, Democrats infuriated Republicans by changing Senate rules so...

  • U.S. Senate Democrats push votes on Obama's nominees Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 3:58 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 15- With the clock ticking down on their Senate majority, Democrats pushed on Monday to win approval for some of President Barack Obama's stalled nominations for government posts. The Senate will vote on Murthy, Saldana and three other nominees on Monday and Tuesday as part of Majority Leader Harry Reid's late push to get nominations through the...

  • Senate aides said on Sunday that Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid planned to handle some nominations first, then take up the tax bill sent over from the House of Representatives. If the Senate concurs, that would mean taxpayers could claim the tax breaks for the 2014 tax year, but Congress would have to debate them all over again in 2015.. "We are confident that...