Updated: 12:36 p.m.Senate Republican leadership staff are huddling with K Streeters this afternoon over Senate Majority Leader Harry Reids (D-Nev.) decision to forgo a bipartisan jobs package in favor of a smaller, targeted plan.The meeting is expected to draw staff from the offices of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Sens. Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and Orrin Hatch (Utah), according to a lobbyist planning to attend the meeting.People are curious and want to know whats happening, the lobbyist said.The business community has been up in arms since Reid decided to ditch a bipartisan job-creation bill last week. Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and the ranking member Grassley had crafted a package that would have including extensions for tax credits favored by the business community. Reid is now pushing a more targeted package.Senate Republicans have voiced concern about Reids handling of the jobs bill. The meeting comes as Reid has begun reaching out to Republicans to try to ensure bipartisan support.
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
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