Ethics Bill Cleared, Everyone Happy
Well, we have a deal on the ethics bill stall. Republicans have agreed to support cloture for the ethics bill while Sen. Reid has agreed to include the Gregg amendment in the debate of the minimum wage bill next week:
Senators are expected to move toward ending debate on a lobbying and ethics reform bill tonight, after Democratic and Republican leaders reached agreement on a spending rescission proposal from Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) that had threatened to sink the entire package.
The Senate is expected to work into the night to clear as many amendments as possible before a final vote is taken tomorrow.