Senate Democrats

Reid Spokesman: Democrats Remain Focused On Finding Common Ground That Cuts Spending While Protecting Jobs

Washington, D.C.Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement today on the current status of negotiations to reach a bipartisan compromise that cuts spending, protects jobs and avoids a government shutdown:

“While Republicans ratchet up their rhetoric and once again threaten to shut down the government, Democrats remain focused on finding common ground and working out a bipartisan compromise that cuts government spending while protecting jobs. As Sen. Reid said, we are making progress as we work to cut more than $70 billion in government spending.  As we get closer to a final agreement, we are confident that in the end Republicans will reject cries from the Tea Party to shut down the government and work with us on a solution that makes smart cuts while protecting our economy’s recent gains.”