Reid Abandons Omnibus Lands Bill for This Year

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) “has abandoned plans to pass omnibus lands legislation consisting of more than 110 land and water bills,” The Hill reports.

Reid spokeswoman Regan Lachapelle blamed the decision on Republicans, who opposed parts of the legislation, the America’s Great Outdoors Act of 2010. She said Reid was working with lawmakers to pass parts of the legislation this year.

“Critical bipartisan bills for all regions of the country are included in the America’s Great Outdoors Act of 2010. Unfortunately, certain senators have made it clear that they prefer delay over bipartisan action on non-controversial bills. Sen. Reid is working with the chairmen of the relevant committees to see if smaller sections of the bill might be able to pass on their own,” Lachapelle said in a statement.

The legislation “consists of various land and water bills that have been considered by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Environment and Public Works Committee, the Commerce Committee and the Indian Affairs Committee.”

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Filed under Lands Package, Party Leadership, Water

One response to “Reid Abandons Omnibus Lands Bill for This Year

  1. ma baker

    Thanks for the Great Christmas Present. Is the message getting through that the American people are demanding each bill stand on its own two feet yet?

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