Senate leader: House must act first on government spending bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday that legislation to keep the federal government operating beyond September 30 must be passed in the House of Representatives before the Senate would consider a measure. "It's up to the House. We're waiting for them to act. Until they act, we're going to do nothing," said Reid, the Senate's top Democrat. ...

Senate on temporary lockdown as police search for Navy Yard suspect

UPDATE 3:30 p.m. EDT: Senate Sergeant at Arms Terry Gainer sent an email to Capitol Hill staff Monday afternoon ordering them to remain within the Senate complex for "the next two hours." Here is Gainer's note, forwarded by an aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: In light of the uncertainty surrounding the shooting at the Navy Yard this morning and particularly the possibility of suspects ...