Reidís Floor Maneuvers Leave Some Senate Democrats Frustrated [View all]
By Alexander Bolton - 02/07/12 05:15 AM ET
Some Democrats are grumbling over how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has run the floor this year.
The frustration is felt mostly among junior lawmakers, who want more of a role in decision-making and have yet to resign themselves to the traditional pace of the Senate, where seniority rules and lawmakers often have to wait years to have significant influence.
They say Reidís style leaves them feeling out of the loop.
Colleagues have second-guessed Reidís decision to greenlight a deal with Republicans on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization bill.