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Day February 18, 2010

Reid: Recent Progress Against Taliban Shows The President’s Plan Is Working

Washington, DC– Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today in reaction to recent progress by U.S. forces versus the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan: “President Obama and his national security team have put together a plan that is working in the volatile Afghanistan-Pakistan region. By all accounts, the major offensive in Marjah…


Schumer, Reed Join Economist To Discuss Bipartisan Legislation To Create Jobs And Strengthen Economy

Washington, DC— Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer and Jack Reed held a conference call this afternoon with Mark Zandi of Moody’s to discuss how the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act will create jobs and strengthen our economy.  Among the key provisions included in the HIRE Act are payroll tax breaks for businesses to…


Republicans Are Out Of Excuses

Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid introduced The HIRE Act, legislation focused on immediate job creation. Speaking about the larger jobs agenda, Sen. Jack Reed today told a group of reporters on a conference call today that this bill "is a positive first step."  Despite strong bipartisan support for each provision in this bill,…