epa03632233 US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (L) delivers remarks to members of the news media, beside Democratic Senator from Washington Patty Murray (R), following a Democratic luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA, 19 March 2013. Senator Reid criticized the Republican budget plan drafted by Republican Representative from Wisconsin Paul Ryan. The Senate is expected to vote sometime this week on a continued resolution to fund the government. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS