Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement this afternoon after the Senate passed a bill to cut taxes for the middle class and create jobs:
“Middle class families need a boost in this economy, and that is exactly what this plan gives them. It is not perfect, but it will create 2 million jobs, cut taxes for middle class families and small businesses, and ensure that Americans who are still looking for work will continue to have they safety net they rely on to make ends meet.
“This debate revealed that my Republican colleagues would rather talk about the deficit than do anything to bring it down. They refused to give the middle class a tax cut unless we also handed out tax giveaways to millionaires and CEOs that they do not need, and which our country cannot afford. In the future, I hope my Republican colleagues will match their actions to their rhetoric, and start working with us to bring down the deficit.”