Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement this morning after the Senate voted to pass the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act by a margin of 68-29:
“Passage of this bill is an important step in our continuing commitment to put more Nevadans and more Americans back to work. This fully paid-for legislation cuts taxes for businesses so that they can hire more workers, cuts costs for small businesses and invests in our nation’s infrastructure. Thousands of Nevadans and millions of Americans are struggling to find work and are worried about being able to support their families. Today’s vote is vital because more than one million jobs will be saved or created by this bill.
“The bipartisan support that this bill has received is a signal that Republicans will support our jobs agenda to strengthen our economy and create jobs. I ask those Republicans who continue to object and obstruct to join us in our work to find solutions. Senate Democrats stand with middle-class Americans trying to support their families and small businesses trying to thrive in this economy.”