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Day August 4, 2010

MEMO: Questions That Should Be Answered at Today’s Republican Leadership Press Conference

Our first question is, are Republicans really so devoid of new ideas that they’ve resorted to stealing our message? See our materials on the Republican Job-Killing Agenda here, here and here. But proprietary concerns aside, the more important distinction between Republicans’ message and ours is that ours has the virtue of being true. The basic,…

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Senate Democrats Are On Your Side: Fighting The GOP Job-Killing Agenda

When it comes to creating jobs, the contrast is clear: Democrats fought to pass legislation creating or saving millions of American jobs, while Republicans fought to protect tax breaks for CEOs who ship American jobs overseas and tried to kill every job-creating piece of legislation that has come before Congress in the past two years.…

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Senate Democrats Are On Your Side: Reforming Wall Street and Protecting Consumers

When it comes to reforming Wall Street, the contrast is clear:  Democrats led the fight to hold Wall Street accountable for the reckless gambling that cost 8 million Americans their jobs, while Republicans held secret, closed-door meetings with Wall Street executives and fought to put their corporate interests ahead of the middle class.  Only three…

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S. Amdt. 4575 to H.R. 1586

Summary While the economy is starting to grow 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 of our year-long,…

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Reid: Democrats Fought To Protect The Jobs Of Teachers And First Responders

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks at a press conference today after Senate Democrats led the effort to move forward on an amendment to prevent mass layoffs of teachers and first responders across the nation.  Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:   “Today we did our job as Senators: We…

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Senate Democrats Are On Your Side: Fighting to Protect Social Security

When it comes to retirement security, the contrast is clear:  Democrats know that Social Security is a promise that must never be broken – a program that you have earned and paid for with a lifetime of hard work – while Republicans are threatening once again to privatize and cut your Social Security–turning it over…

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Senate Democrats Are On Your Side: Delivering Tax Cuts for the Middle Class

When it comes to cutting taxes, the contrast is clear: Democrats are fighting to cut taxes for the middle class, just like we cut taxes for 95 percent of Americans in the Recovery Act – while Republicans are pushing more of the Bush tax breaks for CEOs that failed to create jobs, exploded our deficit…

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Senate Democrats Are On Your Side: Opposing Senate Republican Drill and Spill Bill

Senate Republicans have responded to disaster in the Gulf of Mexico by introducing legislation that would bail out BP for the disaster it caused, fails to create a single job, and does nothing to reduce the nation’s addiction to oil. This documents details the faults of Senator McConnell’s bill. Liability Protection 1.       Provision: Senator McConnell’s…

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Senate Democrats Are On Your Side Restoring Fiscal Responsibility

When it comes to fiscal responsibility, the contrast is clear:  Democrats are committed to restoring the fiscal discipline that was abandoned under President Bush and a Republican-controlled Congress.   We have enacted statutory PAYGO legislation to help prevent the adoption of legislation that would increase the deficit.   President Obama has established a bipartisan commission to address…

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How It’s Playing: Editorials Call On Senate To Help Cash Strapped States And Prevent Teacher Layoffs

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