But McConnell said the price of being in the majority is having to take bad votes, adding that the fundamental problem with the Senate is that Democrats arenít willing to do so.
After the dispute and a rare, lengthy floor debate over the Senateís dysfunction from Members of both parties, Reid suggested that the Senate return Tuesday for a final vote on the underlying Chinese currency legislation, as well as votes on the presidentís jobs bill and pending free-trade agreements.
Senate Democratic leaders are scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden at 10:25 a.m. Friday in the Oval Office.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.