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Month October 2008

Reid Statement On Republican Blockage Of Iran Sanctions Bill

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Senate Republicans blocked H.R. 7112, the Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act of 2008: “I am disappointed that the Republicans yesterday blocked the Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act of 2008 from moving forward in the Senate.  This important bipartisan legislation would tighten…

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Reid: Congress Sending President Bill To Stabilize Economy, Cut Taxes For Middle Class And Create Jobs

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today as Congress sent the President the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008: “This shows what we can get done when we work in a bipartisan way to address critical challenges.  We needed to stop a bad economic situation from getting worse, and that is the purpose…

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Reid: Bush-McCain Economy Costs American Jobs For Ninth Straight Month

Five-Year High in Job Loss Highlights Need for Change from Failed Bush-McCain Policies Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today in response to the Labor Department’s report that the nation shed another 159,000 jobs in September – the ninth straight month of losses and the most in more than five years: …

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Reid: Mental Health Parity Is Long-Overdue Victory For Millions Of Americans

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the House passed the Senate’s version of the emergency economic recovery package, which includes the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008: “The passage of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, October 02, 2008

H.R.7082, Inmate Tax Fraud Prevention; H.R.6296, FEC Civil Penalties; H.R.3480, Let Our Veterans Rest in Peace Act; S.2579, US Army Commemorative Coin; H.R.4131, Juanita Millender-McDonald Highway; H.R.6469, Organ Transplant, with Substitute amendment; Postal Naming Bills: H.R.6558, Chan (CA); H.R.6834, Lee (CT); H.R.6902, Carnes (KY); H.R.6982, Ryan (CA); H.R.6197, Pickwick (TN); S.3625, Zebrowski (NY); H.R.4010, Cox…

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Reid Statement On Republican Objection To Extending Unemployment Insurance

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after Senate Republicans blocked Democrats’ efforts to extend unemployment insurance: “Senate Democrats are deeply concerned with the continued rise in unemployment – which is now at a 23-year high in Nevada and a seven-year high nationally – and the fact that unemployed workers will…

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Senate Democrats are Committed to Change: The Bush-McCain Legacy of Deregulation and Laissez-Faire, Free-Market Economics is Crippling our Economy

“I am a deregulator.  I believe in deregulation.” (Senator John McCain, July 13, 2003) “Government should be…market-based.” (President George W. Bush, July 10, 2002) “I worked my entire career trying to remove regulations, and that’s one of the major things I did.  …I’m a free market nut, and I believe in the market.” (Former House…

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Senate Democrats are Committed to Change: The Bush-McCain Legacy of Deregulation and Laissez-Faire, Free-Market Economics is Crippling our Economy

“I am a deregulator.  I believe in deregulation.” (Senator John McCain, July 13, 2003) “Government should be…market-based.” (President George W. Bush, July 10, 2002) “I worked my entire career trying to remove regulations, and that’s one of the major things I did.  …I’m a free market nut, and I believe in the market.” (Former House…

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The Failed Bush Republican Record on Education: It’s Time for a Change

Children and young adults deserve a quality education that fully develops their abilities, prepares them to succeed in an increasingly competitive global marketplace, and empowers them to contribute to their communities and the nation.  But too many of our students are not proficient in core subject areas and lag behind their peers in other countries. …

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The Bush-McCain Record on Health Care: The Wrong Prescription for America

President Bush has had almost eight years to improve our nation’s health care system.  But the President and his Republican allies in Congress – who have valued tax cuts above all else, pursued ideological policies, and rewarded special interests – have produced dismal results.  Skyrocketing health care costs are straining family budgets as well as…

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