Senate Democrats

Reid Spokesman: Republican Holding Committees Hostage To Block Improvements To Health Reform

Washington, DCSpokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, Jim Manley, released the following statement today after Republicans forced shut down of several Senate committees for the second consecutive day:   “For a second straight day, Republicans are using tricks to shut down several key Senate committees.  So let me get this straight: in retaliation for our efforts to have an up-or-down vote to improve health care reform, Republicans are blocking an Armed Services committee hearing to discuss critical national security issues among other committee meetings?  These political games and obstruction have to stop – the American people expect and deserve better.”