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 McConnellSenate confirms first nominees of Trump era The new Washington elite schmoozes over lunch Trump takes first official acts at signing ceremony MORE (R-Ky.) said Reid's bill goes against President Obama's preferred plan of replacing the sequester with new taxes.