Public Campaign and Common Cause have issued a joint press release on Sen. Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) controversial request to delay a vote on an omnibus spending bill to attend a fundraiser.
“As Congress works to fix our ailing health care system, Sen. Reid appeared ready to delay Senate proceedings to jet off for a $1,000 a plate fundraiser,” said Nick Nyhart, president and CEO of Public Campaign. “Our leaders should be solely focused on what’s best for the nation without having to worry where their next campaign check is going to come from. Campaign cash and fundraising events prevent Congress from fully tending to the people’s business, and that has to end.”
For the full release, click here.