Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Harry Reid backtracks on money votes

The Hill reports:
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has upset some Democratic senators by backtracking on his commitment to put spending bills on the floor this summer.

The broken promise is not sitting well with appropriators, but Democratic sources point to the November elections, noting appropriations bills attract a slew of controversial amendments. Keeping the legislation off the floor shields vulnerable Democrats from taking tough votes that could be used in campaign ads this fall.

No word yet on whether this is supposed to help Harry's "lobbyists" sons make more money.