Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Senate approved an extension of funding for the Federal Aviation Administration and surface transportation programs, in addition to a bill to fully fund the Federal Emergency Management Agency:
“We can accomplish so much when we work together. Today, Democrats and Republicans voted overwhelmingly to make sure that 74,000 aviation workers and nearly two million construction workers will stay in their jobs. We also passed a bipartisan bill to get relief to Americans all across the country who are suffering because of wildfires, floods and hurricanes.
“We need to get this relief to the Americans who need it as quickly as possible. I hope our colleagues in the House will take up our bipartisan bill and pass it without delay.”