--Senate Majority Leader: Puerto Rico Bill Was 'Fully Negotiated'
--Senate Minority Leader Slams GOP For Blocking Amendments, May Not Get 60 Votes
WASHINGTON (MNI) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate
Minority Leader Harry Reid clashed Tuesday on the approach to dealing with
legislation to ease Puerto Rico's economic and financial crisis, threatening
passage of the measure which must be approved by midnight July 1 in order for
the island to avoid default.
In back to back briefings, McConnell said the House-passed bill had been
"fully negotiated" between Congress and the White House and should be voted as
is, while Reid insisted Democrats should be allowed to vote on a "couple of
amendments" to the bill.
Speaking first, McConnell said he is hop