Senate Democrats

Reid Statement On President’s Invitation To Discuss Financial Crisis At White House

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement this evening following the President’s invitation to Congressional leaders to discuss the financial crisis Thursday at the White House:

“We have accepted the President’s offer to meet tomorrow.  At that time we will discuss the progress we have made to improve the Administration’s deeply flawed plan to address this unprecedented crisis.  We have heard Senator Obama’s vision for enhancing this plan, and have already incorporated some of those ideas.  I hope to hear President Bush and Senator McCain’s plans for helping homeowners and middle-class Americans, and for gaining the support of the rank-and-file Republicans necessary to get this done.  As I have said throughout, tomorrow’s meeting and future deliberations must be focused on solutions, not photo ops.”