The economic stimulus plan and auto industry bailout might be on life support at this point, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is taking one last shot at lame-duck comity in the Senate.
In a letter sent to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) last night, Reid called on McConnell to drop his opposition to a larger economic stimulus bill that includes extension of unemployment benefits, infrastructure spending and the massive automotive industry bailout.
"Based on our conversation earlier this week, however, I understand that you currently oppose such a package and that Senate Republicans are prepared and able to block such legislation," Reid said. "This is disappointing and I hope you will reconsider."
If Republicans block the economic stimulus bill, Reid says he'll go forward with the two more pressing measures — unemployment insurance and the auto bailout.
The full letter is posted after the jump.
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