Senate Democrats

Senator Reid announces plans to vote Friday, July 22

Please note Senator Reid’s remarks below.

 

{16:16:44 NSP} (MR. REID) { NOT AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT }

MR. REID: I WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW WHO HAS ANY INTEREST IN THIS PIECE OF LEGISLATION ON THE FLOOR TODAY THAT THIS IS THE TIME TO COME AND DEBATE IT TO THEIR HEART’S CONTENT. IF THEY WANT TO DEBATE IT LATE TONIGHT, WE’RE HERE TO DO IT LATE TONIGHT. IF THEY WANT TO DEBATE IT TOMORROW FOR A PERIOD OF TIME, THEY CAN DO THAT, BUT I’M GOING TO — I THINK THIS PIECE OF LEGISLATION IS ABOUT AS WEAK AND SENSELESS AS ANYTHING THAT HAS EVER COME ON THIS SENATE FLOOR, AND I AM NOT GOING TO WASTE THE SENATE’S TIME DAY AFTER DAY ON THIS PIECE OF LEGISLATION WHICH I THINK IS AN ANATHEMA TO WHAT OUR COUNTRY IS ALL ABOUT. SO EVERYONE UNDERSTAND, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A VOTE TOMORROW. I’M NOT GOING TO WAIT UNTIL SATURDAY. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A VOTE TOMORROW. I FEEL CONFIDENT THAT THIS LEGISLATION WILL BE DISPOSED OF ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A BAD PIECE OF LEGISLATION. PERHAPS SOME OF THE WORST LEGISLATION IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY.

 

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