Reid Makes It Official -- No Tax Cut Vote Until After Election

As we reported earlier, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., postponed a vote on the Bush tax cuts until after the midterm elecions.

Jim Manley, Reid's spokesman, just e-mailed his own statement making it official:

"Democrats believe we must permanently extend tax cuts for the middle-class before they expire at the end of the year, and we will. Unfortunately, to this point we have received no cooperation from Republicans to do so. Democrats will not allow families in Nevada and across the country to suffer or be held hostage by Republicans who would rather give tax giveaways to millionaires and corporations that ship jobs overseas. We will come back in November and stay in session as long as it takes to get this done."