Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the Senate passed the Conference Report on the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill:
“Our brave troops – including the nearly 1,000 men and women from Nevada serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and here at home – give their all every day. All they ask of us is that we give them the tools they need to do their jobs. This bill we are sending to the President makes sure they have those resources.
“This bill makes critical investments to strengthen our military, rebuild our standing in the world and reduce key security threats. We are also making sure we are prepared for a potential flu pandemic, improving the security along our borders, and supporting counterterrorism programs both at home and abroad.
“The American people have demanded a foreign policy that makes us safer, strengthens our military, rebuilds our standing in the world and reduces key security threats. This funding is one step toward answering that call.”