Reid calls House 'big dark hole' where legislation gets stuck

“One of the most important things we can do is protect our patent system and make it better than it is,” continued Reid. “We did that here. We passed it here, sent it to the House. Nothing has happened on that. They haven't voted on it.”

Reid said if the House had passed the Senate patent reform bill, it would have created or saved 300,000 jobs.

The GOP-House has approved several bills that have not been approved by the Senate, including a repeal of the healthcare law. 

Senate procedural rules generally require that legislation win at least 60 votes in the upper chamber for approval.