Washington, D.C. – Adam Jentleson, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, issued the following statement today about Republicans’ reckless games with airline safety.
“Four thousand air travel employees are out of work and safety inspectors are working without pay because Republicans are playing reckless games with airline safety. Republicans are trying to jam through a policy that benefits the CEO of Delta airlines, and laying off thousands of air travel workers just because they are not getting their way.
“There is bipartisan agreement that we should keep air travel employees and safety inspectors on the payroll while we work out our policy differences, but we are being blocked by a handful of Republicans. We should not let ideology interfere with making sure that Americans’ air travel runs as smoothly and safely as possible.”