Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) castigated Republicans on Thursday for wasting time on “symbolic votes” like healthcare repeal.
Reid said it is time for the Senate to return to business and that it must move on from healthcare repeal, which senators rejected on Wednesday in a 47-51 vote.
“I don't want to spend a lot of time talking about healthcare because the vote speaks for itself,” he added.
Reid said he wants to focus on passing the still-pending Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization bill and creating jobs for the American people.
“There are currently bits and pieces of good news [about the economy],” Reid said. “But there's not enough, for sure. We can't assume we're back to normal. We can’t let down our guard.”
The Senate won’t just be talking about the FAA on Thursday. At 1 p.m., the chamber will pause legislative business to begin a two-hour tribute to mark what would have been Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday on Feb. 6.