Reid Ditches Obama’s Controversial IMF Reforms

Washington – This afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced the Senate would jettison President Obama’s controversial IMF “reforms,” which were included in an otherwise noncontroversial Ukraine package.  Heritage Action for America released the following statement from chief executive officer Michael A. Needham:

After 19 days of inaction, Harry Reid finally came to his senses.  Not only did these so-called reforms have nothing to do with Ukraine, but they would have increased Russia’s power at the IMF just as the U.S. was seeking to punish the country.  By refusing to give into Reid’s bullying tactics, conservatives in the House and Senate were able to prevent yet another foreign policy mistake by the Obama administration.

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