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Day February 25, 2010

En Cumbre de Casa Blanca, Reid Recuenta Experiencia de Nevadense Hispano con Seguros Médicos

Washington, DC – El Líder de la Mayoría Harry Reid se reunió con el Presidente Obama y líderes del Congreso de ambos partidos en la Casa Blanca en una cumbre bipartidista para discutir la reforma a los seguros médicos. En su discurso inicial, el Senador Reid presentó el caso de Jesús Gutiérrez, un pequeño empresario…

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Promoting Travel and Tourism Will Create Jobs

The Travel Promotion Act (S.1023), which passed the Senate by a strong bipartisan vote of 79 to 19 on September 9, 2009,  would jumpstart economic activity in the tourism industry and create jobs by encouraging tourist travel to the United States.  The bill would establish a non-profit corporation to execute a nationally-coordinated travel promotion program,…

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Finding Common Ground

The Democratic proposal for health care reform puts Americans back in the driver’s seat with respect to their coverage. Our plan: Lowers the cost of health insurance premiums Ensures access to health insurance for all Americans, including those with pre-existing conditions Prohibits insurance companies from retroactively cancelling health insurance policies when Americans get sick and…

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Reid: Nevadenses Desempleados Están Vulnerables por Tácticas Obstruccionistas Republicanas

Washington, DC— El Senador por Nevada Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones después de que los republicanos del Senado rechazaran otra petición para extender dos programas vitales- seguro para desempleados y los beneficios del programa de salud COBRA- por el segundo día consecutivo: “Hay tantas familias nevadenses que dependen del seguro de desempleo y beneficios…

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Health Care Reform Summit 2010

Starting at 10am ET today, Senate and House Republicans and Democrats will meet with President Obama, Vice President Biden and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to discuss areas of common ground on health care reform. Since the announcement of the summit, Democrats have waited anxiously for Republicans to unveil their own health care plan. This morning…

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Reid Statement On White House Health Summit

Washington, DC– Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement at the conclusion of the bipartisan, bicameral White House Health Reform Summit today: “Today’s meeting was an important exchange that allowed the American people to hear different ideas and I applaud the President for bringing us together. Health reform is not about process or sound…

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The Cost of Health Care

There’s one fact all Americans know all too well — health care costs are eating into their paychecks. Economists project that if health insurance reform fails, the resulting lower Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will reduce family incomes by $2,600 in 2020 and by $10,000 in 2030. These are astounding figures and represent only a fraction…

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Reid: Out-Of-Work Nevadans Left Vulnerable Because Of Republican Delay Tactics

Washington, DC– Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after another unanimous consent request to extend critical expiring provisions, unemployment insurance and COBRA benefits, was rejected by Senate Republicans for the second consecutive day: “So many Nevada families depend on unemployment insurance and COBRA benefits, and we cannot leave them vulnerable to losing this…

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Republican Ideas in the Democratic Health Care Proposal

When it comes to reforming our broken health care system, Americans are looking to Congress to come up with pragmatic solutions. Whether these solutions were proposed by Democrats or Republicans matters little to the American people as long as they are the best ideas out there. Since we began the health care reform debate a…

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Reid’s Opening Remarks at the Health Care Summit

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s message to the participants at today’s health care summit was simple: Americans want us to finish the job. A Kaiser health poll this week reported that 58% of Americans would be “disappointed” or “angry” if Congress doesn’t pass health care reform. Across this country, more than 60% of Republicans, Democrats…

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