Senate Democrats

Reid Spokesman: As Bipartisan Negotiations Continue, Democrats Defend Against Efforts To Water Down Wall Street Accountability

Washington, DCJim Manley, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement today in response to Republican attempts to take credit for Wall Street reform progress:   “We’re glad that, due to the leadership of Chairman Dodd, bipartisan negotiations on how to hold Wall Street accountable are continuing – just as they have for months, in spite of attempts by Republican leaders like Senator McConnell to water down the bill after huddling with Wall Street executives behind closed doors.  As we fight for the strongest possible measures to hold Wall Street accountable, we continue to be eager to work with any Republican who shares those goals.  But we will not stand for efforts to water down this bill that is so critical to putting consumers back in control.”