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WASHINGTON, DC - Dec. 11: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., walks to the Senate floor after a news conference on the omnibus appropriations bill after the Democratic policy luncheon. House Republican leaders criticized Democrats on Tuesday for failing to push forward an omnibus appropriations package, as the timetable for floor consideration of the catch-all fiscal 2008 spending bill slipped by at least a day. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters he planned to meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday afternoon, and vowed to find a way to "proceed through this." Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was expected of make his own compromise proposal Tuesday. His plan would cut domestic funding to the president's levels and add $70 billion in emergency spending for miltary operatins in Iraq and Afghanistan. If the House were to send over a bill at the president's spending level, than he would offer only an amendment to add the war funding. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly).

WASHINGTON, DC - Dec. 11: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., walks to the Senate floor after a news conference on the omnibus appropriations bill after the Democratic policy luncheon. House Republican leaders criticized Democrats on Tuesday for failing to push forward an omnibus appropriations package, as the timetable for floor consideration of the catch-all fiscal 2008 spending bill slipped by at least a day. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters he...
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