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  • WASHINGTON, May 4- U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid wants to delay legislation granting President Barack Obama "fast-track" trade negotiating authority needed to complete a Pacific Rim deal until bills to authorize highway funding and renew a domestic surveillance program are debated. An aide to Reid confirmed he would try to delay the " Trade...

  • The Senate could vote on a Trade Promotion Authority bill to speed deals through Congress as early as next week, when Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addresses a joint meeting of Congress. Japan is a key partner in the 12- nation Trans Pacific Partnership, and supporters of a deal say that countries negotiating with Washington want to be sure that concessions...

  • 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: 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.

  • 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,...

  • Congress reaches deal for $1.1T US spending bill Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 9:28 PM ET
    U.S. Capitol Building Congress Senate

    Congressional negotiators resolved policy disputes to reach a deal for a $1.1 trillion spending bill on Tuesday but may still need a stop-gap extension to avoid a government shutdown on Thursday.

  • Sen. McConnell: Senate needs to be fixed Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 2:06 PM ET
    McConnell: Senate needs to be fixed

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), discusses how he plans to make progress for the country and fix the Congress. McConnell says the first thing he needs to do is get the Senate back to normal.

  • This Kansas independent could tip Senate control Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 10:13 AM ET
    Independent Kansas Senate candidate Greg Orman

    Kansas independent Senate challenger Greg Orman's complaints of inaction by Congress may sway conservatives to send him to Washington.

  • Saved! House extends highway trust fund by $10.9B Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:48 AM ET
    Construction crews work on a freeway overpass along Highway 101 in Novato, California.

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $10.9 billion extension of U.S. transportation funding through May 2015, to avert cutbacks in August.