Senate Democrats

Reid Statement On Passage Of Defense Authorization Act

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today after the Senate approved the Defense Authorization Act of 2012 by a vote of 93-7.

“Tonight the Senate voted overwhelmingly to support our men and women in uniform, including the more than 1,100 Nevadans serving overseas, as they continue to put their lives on the line. I congratulate Senators Levin and McCain for their stewardship of this bill and for working through several difficult issues.

“There is still work to be done in conference to perfect parts of this bill, including the provisions dealing with military detainees and efforts to improve key elements of TRICARE.

“But I am pleased that today an overwhelming, bipartisan majority agreed that protecting our national security is more important than partisan politics. Today we came together to support our troops, and ensured that this nation does everything in its power to keep America safe from those who would do us harm.”