Senate Democrats

Reid Spokesman: Republicans Would Rather Shut Down Committees Than Strengthen Health Reform Bill

Washington, DCSpokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, Jim Manley, released the following statement today after Republicans forced shut down of committee business in the Senate this afternoon:
“Senator McCain’s promised obstruction comes to reality just a day later.  ‘The Party of No’ wouldn’t even agree to let Senate committees meet today.  Ironically, as they make false claims about transparency regarding health reform, they’re shutting down a committee hearing today on transparency in government.
“The bottom line is that as millions of Americans are learning about the immediate benefits of health reform, Republicans are throwing a temper tantrum and grinding important Senate business to a halt.”