"When Republicans are willing to work towards bipartisan compromise instead of caving to the extreme right wing of their party, Democrats are there to work with them. That's why the Senate passed a number of bills last session with majority Democratic support," said Kristen Orthman, the spokeswoman. "We hope that this year, Republicans will work with us to pass bills to help the middle class. If they do, we stand ready to work with them."
Asked whether Reid supports or opposes the measure, his spokeswoman, Kristen Orthman said: "He has higher priority land bills for Nevada that he would bring up" for a vote.