Reid Warns GOP on ‘Egregious’ Trafficking Amendments

Posted April 21, 2015 at 3:48pm

Hours after announcing a deal to vote on an anti-human trafficking measure and Loretta Lynch’s attorney general nomination, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid issued a stark warning to Republicans over offering “germane” amendments to the trafficking bill at his weekly news conference Tuesday, saying GOP amendments could “stall” consideration of the legislation.

“Although we have an agreement on the legislation, we’re not out of the woods yet and that’s an understatement,” Reid said. “A final vote on the agreement [could] still be stalled by the Republicans because they can’t get over offering a bunch of amendments, most of which, as I’ve seen them, are not germane. Now we’re not going to be filibustering any of their amendments, but we’re not going to be rushed into not having a good debate on these amendments, some of which are very egregious.”