April 24, 2013
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., left, pauses during a news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005 in Washington. Reid announced that he will vote against Chief Justice nominee John Roberts. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans and Democrats gridlocked Tuesday over competing proposals to ease the impact of across-the-board spending cuts blamed for furloughs of air traffic controllers and flight delays for millions of travelers.