Senate Democrats

Reid Spokesman: It Is Time To Put Action Before Rhetoric To Help American Families

Washington, DCJim Manley, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement today in response to a letter from Senator Olympia Snowe calling for a vote on a stand-alone bill to extend unemployment benefits:

“We appreciate Senator Snowe’s concerns, but the fact is that she is sending the letter to the wrong person and to the wrong party. We know that the thousands of unemployed workers in Maine want an explanation as to why she joined with all Republicans to vote against legislation to help the unemployed and why she stood silent as members of her party objected to passing the same stand-alone bill she now says she seeks.  Nothing in the letter can change those facts.”