Senate Democrats

Statement By Reid Spokesman

Washington, D.C. — The office of Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today from spokesman Adam Jentleson:

“It is reassuring to see Republicans beginning to back off their threat to hold our economy hostage. If the House can pass a clean debt ceiling increase to avoid default and allow the United States to meet its existing obligations, we will be happy to consider it. As President Obama has said, this issue is too important to middle class families’ economic security to use as a ploy for collecting a ransom. We have an obligation to pay the bills we have already incurred – bills for which many House Republicans voted.”