Reid had some tough talk for the White House Friday.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is known for his tough and sometimes controversial talk toward the Bush Administration, and on Friday the Nevada Democrat offered a newly biting comment in response to the White House’s veto threat of the Senate’s energy bill.
"They can take their rubber stamp and you know what they can do with it," Reid said Friday. "We're going to continue to do what we think is right for the American people."
The Senate passed the bill Thursday night in a 65-27 vote that aims to raise gas mileage standards for cars and trucks for the first time in 20 years. The bill passed after Republicans successfully blocked an effort to impose $30 billion in new taxes on oil companies.
The House is set to take up its own energy package next month.
- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney