Harry Reid

Harry Reid Criticizes "Least Productive Senate in the History of the Country"

Amendments stalling energy bill

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A stalled, noncontroversial energy efficiency bill confirms the notion that this is "the least productive Senate in the history of the country," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday morning.

Republican insistence on getting a vote to kill Obamacare subsidies to lawmakers and Capitol Hill staff and other non-energy related amendments has stalled the bill to such an extent that Reid predicted at this rate "we're not going to finish the legislation," a huge blow to the bipartisan bill from Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio).