Reid to GOP Senators: Reject "Tea Party Overlords"
Wants debt ceiling bill advanced
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.