On Tuesday night, Reid introduced the American Family Economic Protection Act, which will likely get a vote Thursday, to replace sequestration. BoehnerJohn BoehnerLobbyists expect boom times under Trump Last Congress far from ‘do-nothing’ Top aide: Obama worried about impeachment for Syria actions 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 McConnellOvernight Finance: Trump takes US out of Pacific trade deal | WH says Trump has left his businesses | Lobbyists expect boom times McConnell to Dems: Work with us on GOP's 'formidable' challenges McCain: Trump's withdrawal from TPP a 'serious mistake' MORE (R-Ky.) countered that the Democrats’ plan is “a gimmicky tax hike,” which is unacceptable to GOP members.