Republicans have said the measure is a gimmick that would not lead to real savings, and they have called on Democrats to focus on cutting waste.

Earlier today, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellPoll: Senate should confirm Gorsuch Cardboard cutouts take place of absent lawmakers at town halls GOP groups ramp up pressure on lawmakers over ObamaCare MORE (R-Ky.) said Reid's bill goes against President Obama's preferred plan of replacing the sequester with new taxes.