On Tuesday night, Reid introduced the American Family Economic Protection Act, which will likely get a vote Thursday, to replace sequestration. BoehnerJohn BoehnerIn House GOP, Ryan endorsement of Trump seen as inevitable House GOP faces dilemma on spending bills Overnight Finance: Puerto Rico bill clears panel | IRS chief vows to finish term | Bill would require nominees to release tax returns MORE pointed out Tuesday that last year the House passed two sequester-replacement bills so it was time for the Senate to "get off their ass."
Senate Republicans have been fighting about what their plan to replace the sequester will look like. Reid has given Republicans the opportunity to introduce just one bill as an alternative to the Democrats'. Neither is likely to pass.
“Once again Republicans are too busy fighting among themselves to get anything done,” Reid said. “Republicans seem poised to make the biggest mistake of all and let he sequester happen.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellIn House GOP, Ryan endorsement of Trump seen as inevitable McConnell: Trump White House will have ‘constraints’ Nearly 400 House bills stuck in Senate limbo MORE (R-Ky.) countered that the Democrats’ plan is “a gimmicky tax hike,” which is unacceptable to GOP members.