Harry Reid

Reid to GOP Senators: Reject "Tea Party Overlords"

Wants debt ceiling bill advanced

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday said he hoped enough Republicans would reject their "Tea Party overlords" to advance a bill to raise the debt ceiling.

The Nevada Democrat announced Wednesday the Senate would vote to end debate on the bill around 1:45 p.m. 

If cloture is invoked, the Senate will then move immediately to final passage of a bill that the House passed Tuesday to raise the debt ceiling until March 2015, with no strings attached.