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Month May 2010

Reid: Derrotamos Enmiendas Republicanas Anti-Inmigrantes que le Hubieran Costado Empleos a los Nevadenses

Washington, DC—El Senador por Nevada Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy después de que las enmiendas anti-inmigrantes de McCain, Kyl y Cornyn al proyecto de ley de Adjudicaciones Suplementarias fueran derrotadas en el Senado: “Los nevadenses cuentan con subvenciones de la Ley de Recuperación para reconstruir nuestra infraestructura, generar empleos y diversificar nuestras opciones…

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Reid Floor Statement On One Year Anniversary Of The Murder Of Dr. George Tiller

Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement on the Senate floor this morning on the one year anniversary of the murder of Dr. George Tiller.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:   “A community in Kansas still shakes one year after the brazen murder of one of its own.  This…

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Menendez, Nelson, Lautenberg, Shaheen Discuss Economic Impact Of BP Oil Spill And The Need For Accountability

Washington, DC—Senators Robert Menendez, Bill Nelson, Frank Lautenberg and Jeanne Shaheen held a press conference this morning to discuss the economic effects of the BP oil spill and the need to hold oil polluters like BP fully accountable for the cost of the spills they cause.   The Democratic Policy Committee (DPC) released a report…

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Reid Statement On Feingold Amendment Regarding Afghanistan Withdrawal Timeline

Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid entered the following statement into the Congressional Record today regarding the conflict in Afghanistan and the Feingold amendment:   “President Obama has articulated a sound strategy for surging our force in Afghanistan, a well-defined mission to enable them to succeed, and a clear plan to begin to bring those…

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Economic Statistics of the BP Oil Spill

As the BP oil spill continues, the Gulf Coast’s fishermen, tourism industries, small businesses, and local governments are being threatened with serious economic costs.   While the total economic impact of the spill remains to be seen, it is clear that the damages will be significant, given that the tourism and fishing industries alone generate billions…

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Reid: Defeated Republican Amendments Would Have Cost Nevada Jobs

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after the Senate defeated the McCain, Kyl, and Cornyn amendments to the Supplemental Appropriations Act:   “Nevadans count on funding from the Recovery Act to rebuild our infrastructure, create jobs and diversify our energy choices.  It would be counterproductive to apply those funds to a…

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Senate Floor Schedule For Thursday, May 27, 2010

Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of H.R.4899, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations. There will be up to 20 minutes for debate prior to a series of votes. The Senate has reached the following agreement. The Senate is now voting on the DeMint motion to Suspend the rules in order to consider the DeMint…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Adopted S.Res.508, a resolution recognizing June 2010 as National Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiecstasia (HHT) month established to increase awareness of HHT, which is a complex genetic blood vessel disorder that affects approximately 70,000 people in the United States. Adopted S.Res.537, a resolution designating May 2010 as “National Brain Tumor Awareness Month” Adopted S.Res.540, a resolution honoring…

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Washington, DC —El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid se unió al Sen. Jack Reed, miembro del Comité del Senado para las Fuerzas Armadas; y Jon Soltz de VoteVets.Org durante una rueda de prensa hoy para pedir la pronta aprobación de fondos necesarios para nuestras tropas en Afganistán. Esta semana, a mientras las…

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Reid, Reed Join VoteVotes.Org To Urge Republicans To Provide Our Troops With The Resources They Need

Washington, DC —Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid joined Senate Armed Services Committee member Jack Reed and Jon Soltz of VoteVets.Org for a press conference earlier today to urge passage of critical funding for our troops in Afghanistan.   This week, as U.S. troops begin major operations in Kandahar, the heart of Afghanistan’s Taliban country, Senate…

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