Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after the Senate passed by unanimous consent fully paid for legislation that protects the ability of seniors and veterans to see the doctors they know and trust:
“Nevadans are struggling to make ends meet, and I am focused on doing everything in my power to protect the middle class in my state and across the country. The fully paid for bill that we passed today would stop doctors from taking a 21 percent pay cut and ensure Nevada’s seniors and veterans won’t lose access to medical care they depend on. This is good news for millions, but we still have much work ahead of us to make sure that we are helping working Americans during these difficult economic times.
“I commend the leadership of Chairman Baucus for securing bipartisan support for this long-overdue fix. Democrats and Republicans are going to have to continue working together to solve our shared challenges.”