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Day March 2, 2010

President Obama’s Budget Request Builds on Investments in Education

With a continued focus on economic recovery, the Obama Administration’s Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Request looks to increase investments in our nation’s children.  The Budget Request includes additional funding for effective programs that support children through every stage of their education.  Congress will take these recommendations under consideration as it works to complete the Fiscal…

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Republican Silence Is Acceptance

Sen. Jim Bunning continues to block an extension of unemployment benefits, COBRA and highway funding. As as result, millions of Americans who depend on these crucial, longstanding programs to help make ends meet now face uncertainty. Some members of the Republican caucus have supported Bunning. Sen. Jim DeMint, for example, said on the Senate floor…

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Reid: The President Is Taking Proactive Steps To Secure Bipartisan Support For Health Reform

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today in reaction to a letter from President Obama that details recent steps he has taken to secure bipartisan support for his health reform proposal: “I hear every day from Nevadans who lack the coverage they need and feel the strain of skyrocketing health care costs.…

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Sanders, Brown, Whitehouse Join Health Advocate To Discuss Impact Of Republican Obstruction Of Health Insurance For Unemployed Workers

Washington, DC— Senators Bernard Sanders, Sherrod Brown and Sheldon Whitehouse joined Ron Pollack of Families USA at a press conference this morning to discuss how millions of Americans are at-risk to lose health insurance because Republicans blocked short-term extension of unemployment health insurance benefits known as COBRA. Senate Democrats tried several times in the last…

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Reid se Dirige al Consejo Nacional de la Raza

Washington, DC – El Líder de la Mayoría Harry Reid esta noche recibió el premio Capital Award del Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) por su trabajo legislativo a favor de la comunidad latina en Nevada y a nivel nacional. A continuación, su discurso preparado: “Sé que este premio no…

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Reid: Senate Democrats Continue To Fight For Out-Of-Work Americans In Their Hour Of Need

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement this evening after the Senate voted to pass a short-term extension of unemployment assistance: “The last few days have been a time of great uncertainty for thousands of Nevadans and millions of Americans who depend on unemployment insurance and COBRA benefits to make ends meet. Today’s…

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Reid Stands Up For Nevada’s Working Families, Forces An End To Republican Obstructionism Of Unemployment Assistance

Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement this evening regarding efforts to pass an extension of unemployment assistance for millions of out-of-work Americans: “There has been a lot of attention over the last few days on the stalemate in the Senate. That attention is warranted. People deserve to know what their leaders…

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Key Obama Budget Investments in Clean Energy, the Environment, and Natural Resources

President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2011 budget request includes a number of critical investments in clean energy, environmental protection, and natural resources programs.  This Fact Sheet provides a summary of those proposed investments, many of which are important to the nation’s continued development of clean energy, protection of our natural resources. Clean Energy Energy Efficiency and…

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Reid: Los Demócratas del Senado Continuarán Luchando por los Estadounidenses Desempleados

Washington, D.C.—El Líder de la Mayoría Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones esta noche después de que el Senado aprobara una extensión a corto plazo de los beneficios de desempleo. La propuesta fue aprobada con un voto de 78-19:   “Los últimos días han creado gran incertidumbre para miles de nevadenses y millones de estadounidenses…

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S. Amdt. 3336, the American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act

Amendment to H.R.4213 Summary While the economy is starting to growth and recover from the worst financial and economic crisis since the Great Depression, a real economic recovery is not possible without long-lasting, meaningful job creation.  That’s why Senate Democrats are committed to putting America back to work and strengthening our economy.  As a part…

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