Sen. Dan CoatsDan CoatsFive things to watch in round two of Trump confirmation fights Gingrich: Trump should tell new spy chief to 'thoroughly overhaul' intelligence community Government to begin calling Indiana residents Hoosiers MORE (R-Ind.) said Thursday that Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidDems want Sessions to recuse himself from Trump-Russia probe Ryan says Trump, GOP 'in complete sync' on ObamaCare Congress has a mandate to repeal ObamaCare MORE’s (D-Nev.) “dictatorial position” on amendment votes was something he would expect to see from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Republicans have blasted Reid for allowing less than 10 votes on GOP amendments since July.
Fights over amendments killed a bipartisan energy efficiency bill earlier this week. Republicans pulled their support for the bill after Reid denied them five votes on GOP measures.
“The people are represent are not being heard,” Coats said. “We all ought to be ashamed that this is the way we’re operating around here.”
Reid has tried to flip the blame on Republicans, saying they’re like “greased pigs” who slip away after making a deal. He’s said no matter what deal he offers Republicans it’s never good enough.
Despite their anger over procedure, Republicans seem poised to allow a tax extender bill to move forward without any GOP amendments. Some groups, such as Heritage Action, have accused the senators are carrying water for special interest groups.