Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after Republicans voted to block legislation that would reduce wage inequality for women:
“Apparently, my Republican colleagues would rather continue giving tax breaks to CEOs who ship American jobs overseas than ensure that women in Nevada and across the nation are paid the same as men for doing the same work. Senate Republicans had their latest opportunity to do the right thing, work with Democrats to reduce wage inequality for women, and help the American families they support. This was a prime opportunity to enact the kind of common-sense, bipartisan solutions to our economic problems that the American people are demanding, but Republicans spurned it.
“Democrats are eager to work with Republicans to address our shared challenges, but compromise is a two-way street. I am hopeful that moving forward, Republicans put partisanship aside and focus on doing what’s right and fair for the American people.”