MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) today released the following statement on New York Congressman Jerry Nadler’s letter to U.S. Treasury Department Secretary Janet Yellen:

“We aren’t going to let a New York City politician tell Alabama what we can and cannot do. These funds are intended to replace revenue lost as a result of the pandemic, and is clearly eligible for prison construction. We are in a special session right now to protect the people of Alabama from a costly federal intervention, and I really couldn’t care less about the opinion of Washington liberals. They should focus more on runaway inflation, the crisis at our Southern border, the disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal, and focus less on trying to score political points with their base by budding into Alabama’s business.”