By Ramsey Cox
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called on Republicans to come up with a finite list of amendments to a bill that would end tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas.
“We need a list of amendments and a path to getting the bill done,” Reid said on the Senate floor Tuesday. “If there is going to be no list, then I have no choice.”
Reid said the bill is part of Democrats’ “Fair Shot” campaign ahead of the November elections.
Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) is the lead sponsor of the bill and also one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for reelection.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Democrats know they won’t get five Republicans to join them in supporting the bill in the first procedural vote on Wednesday.
“It’s a bill that’s designed for campaign rhetoric and failure — not to create jobs here in the U.S.,” McConnell said Tuesday. “Everyone knows that the Democrats aren’t being serious here.”