Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nv, denied a CNN report saying that he was the only top congressional leader to exempt “some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law’s new exchanges.”
GOP House Speaker John Boehner, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell have all directed their staffs to join the exchange, CNN has reported, citing their aides.
“What does top congressional leaders mean?” Reid asked, during an interview in his Reno office this afternoon. “Like me and McConnell?
“No, that is simply not true,” Reid said. “Some of the people on my leadership team have done the same thing, following my lead. CNN is wrong.”Reid mentioned “my leadership team.” CNN’s report focused on the No. 1 Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate.
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