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Reid Urges Obama to Create White House Office Focused on Improving the Lives of America’s Children

Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid send the following letter to President Obama, calling on him to establish a White House office headed by a central coordinator “dedicated to meeting the needs and improving the lives of America’s children.” The full text of the letter is below:   March 30, 2009   The Honorable Barack…

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The Democratic Congress is Investing in America’s Priorities: Education

Senate Democrats are committed to reviving the American economy and investing in the future so that all Americans will be able to compete in the global economy.   In all stages of life, Americans should have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary for success.   By investing in education, Democrats are investing in the future of…

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Reid Statement on Implementation of Making Work Pay Tax Credit

Washington,DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the Making Work Pay tax credit, which goes into effect tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1. The tax credit was part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that the Senate passed President Obama signed into law in February: “We are already seeing a return on…

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Reid le Pide a Obama que Cree una Oficina en la Casa Blanca Enfocada en Mejorar las Vidas de los Niños

 Washington, DC—El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid mandó la siguiente carta al Presidente Obama instándolo a crear una oficina en la Casa Blanca liderada por un coordinador central “que se dedique a mejorar las vidas de la niñez estadounidense y a suplir sus necesidades”. El texto de la carta a continuación:  …

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Senate Floor Schedule For Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Resume consideration of S.Con.Res.13, the concurrent Budget resolution. The Senate will recess from 12:30 until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus luncheons to meet. The time during the recess will count against the statutory time on the Budget.

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, March 30, 2009

S.681, Greenburg, Kansas tornado S.Res.89, support for designating a “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day”

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Reid: Democrats’ Budget Will Help Us Recover From The Republican Deficit We Inherited

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S. Con. Res. 13, the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Resolution

Summary and Background The Fiscal Year 2010 Senate Budget Resolution (S.Con.Res.13) outlines the proposed federal budget for next year, as well as proposed budget levels for Fiscal Year 2009 and Fiscal Years 2011 through 2014. Upon adoption of the budget, the Budget Resolution will serve as a blueprint that guides subsequent congressional consideration of budget-related…

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Declaracion de Reid Sobre el Plan del Presidente Obama para Rehabilitar la Industria Automotriz

Washington, DC— El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hoy hizo las siguientes declaraciones después de que el Presidente Obama resumiera su plan para estabilizar y rehabilitar la industria automotriz de los Estados Unidos: “La decisión de la Administración de volver a analizar la situación de GM y Chrysler fue basada en tres…

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Reid Statement on President’s Signing of One of the Most Important Conservation Bills in Decades

Washington,DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after President Obama signed into law theOmnibusPublicLandManagement Act of 2009:   “I applaud President Obama for signing into law one of the most important conservation efforts in decades.  We are protecting more than 2 million acres of wilderness, more than 1,000 miles of wild and…

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