Washington, DC–Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today released the following statement following the Senate’s passage of the emergency supplemental appropriations bill:
A bipartisan Senate today united to pass an important emergency supplemental appropriations bill that gives our troops not only the resources they need but also a strategy in Iraq worthy of their sacrifices. The American people have demanded a change of course in Iraq and this bill offers a responsible strategy to bring our troops home and spend our resources more effectively to fight the war on terror. This bill makes America more secure.
I urge the president to retire his obstructionist rhetoric and work toward a solution with the Congress as an equal branch of government. Let us turn our attention away from our differences and toward our shared commitment to providing the troops the support they need, and let us work to change the course in Iraq.