Medicare, Debt Ceiling Votes Put Lawmakers On Spot

News & Features David Welna · ·
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is joined by Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) as he speaks to reporters after a budget vote Wednesday. The Democratic-run Senate voted down a controversial budget plan from the Republican-majority House that calls for turning Medicare into a voucherlike program for future beneficiaries.