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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks with reporters about the conflicting plans to deal with the debt crisis, Tuesday, July 26, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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"Republicans' short-term plan is a nonstarter in the Senate and in the White House," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, with Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, looking on. "It appears to me at this stage that the Republicans are more interested in trying to embarrass the president than doing what's right for the country." (Associated Press)

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From left: President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin, Illinois Democrat, meet in the Cabinet Room of the White House on July 13, 2011, regarding the debt ceiling. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (center), Kentucky Republican, is flanked by House Speaker John Boehner (right), Ohio Republican, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, speaks June 28, 2011, to reporters following the Democrats' weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to reporters following a budget vote late in the day, Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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From left: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, speaks on May 18, 2011, with judicial nominee Goodwin Liu and Sens. Diane Feinstein, California Democrat, and Daniel Inouye, Hawaii Democrat, on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS "This kind of interference is inappropriate," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid about GOP pressure on the NLRB regarding Boeing's plan for a South Carolina plant.

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"We fought for cuts, but they had to be smart cuts, cuts that would strengthen our economy instead of weakening it," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, told reporters Tuesday, referring to Friday night's bipartisan budget agreement. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Sen. Tom Harkin (foreground), Iowa Democrat, joins Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, and other senators at a "Back Off Social Security" rally on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 28, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks to media Tuesday on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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House Republicans and Senate Democrats agreed on a deal late Friday night to pass a short-term funding bill to keep the government open through the end of next week. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, holds a press conference following the democratic caucus at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Friday, April 8, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is joined by approximately half of the democratic as they hold a press conference following the democratic caucus at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Friday, April 8, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV, left) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA, right) are joined by approximately half of the democratic caucus as they hold a press conference following the democratic caucus at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Friday, April 8, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, talks to reporters during a pad-and-pen session at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Friday, April 8, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., gestures while speaking with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 8, 2011, to discuss the budget impasse. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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STANDSTILL: House Speaker John A. Boehner (left) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, after meeting with President Obama on Thursday, tell reporters that all sides are trying to reach an agreement to prevent a budget shutdown, but none appeared to waver. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, after meeting with House Speaker John A. Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid regarding the budget and the possible government shutdown. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner (right), Ohio Republican, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, speak to reporters after their meeting at the White House in Washington with President Obama regarding the budget and possible government shutdown, on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)