Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to Republicans’ obstruction of the Climate Security Act:
“Even though the cost of living rises while jobs and wages decline, and even as the average gallon of gas in America approaches $4, Republicans are apparently still not convinced that we need to act. Instead of doing everything they can to stimulate our economy, strengthen our national security and protect our environment, Republicans are yet again doing everything in their power to slow, stop and stall.
“These petty, partisan tactics waste the American people’s time, and ignoring the crisis of global warming endangers all of us. The longer we wait to act, the more costly it will be and the greater the risk that we won’t be able to undo the damage. Each day Republicans delay costs American taxpayers billions of dollars and squanders an opportunity to create millions of good-paying jobs. I call on my Republican colleagues to end their years of inaction today so we can begin to build a clean-energy revolution that will lead to a stronger, greener economy.”