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Day August 5, 2010

Reid: Elena Kagan Will Be A Justice Who Protects The Rights Of Everyday Americans

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor today to support confirmation of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to become the next Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.  The Senate voted to confirm Ms. Kagan by a vote of 63-37 this afternoon.  Below are Senator Reid’s remarks as prepared for…

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Reid: House Republican Leader Playing Politics With Jobs And Our Children’s Education

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today in reaction to recent comments by House Republican Leader John Boehner calling America’s teachers “special interests.”  Today, Democrats led efforts to protect the jobs of nearly 300,000 teachers, firefighters and police officers across America with critical funding to states:   “Keeping teachers in…

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How It’s Playing: Democrats Save Thousands Of Jobs Over GOP Opposition

The Senate voted yesterday to save the jobs of nearly 300,000 teachers and civil servants – and reduce the deficit along the way – even though nearly every Republican voted to fire them.  Headlines from across the country heralded Democrats’ victory over the attempted GOP filibuster as passing “key legislation on state aid [and] teachers’…

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Vocero De Reid: El Senador McCain Bloquea Apoyo para Nuestras Tropas Porque No Se Pudo Salir con la Suya en Comité

Washington, DC – Jim Manley, vocero del Senador por Nevada Harry Reid, hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy después de que el Senador McCain bloqueara apoyo importante para las tropas en Irak y Afganistán:   “Aparentemente el Senador McCain está dispuesto a impedir que se actualice el equipo de batalla o que nuestros soldados reciban aumentos…

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Senate Democrats Are On Your Side: Implementing Health Reform that Works for Middle-Class Americans

Earlier this year, Congress passed and the President signed landmark health insurance reform legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act (P.L. 111-152), and Americans are already experiencing the benefits.  These two laws, together referred to as the Affordable Care Act, put control over health…

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Reid: Informe de Fiduciarios Socava Opositores del Seguro Social

Washington, DC – El Senador por Nevada Harry Reid hoy hizo las siguientes declaraciones sobre el último informe publicado por la Junta de Fideicomisos del Seguro Social. El informe halló que el Seguro Social estará completamente solvente hasta el 2037, y que después de esta fecha tendrá suficientes ingresos para pagar beneficios mayores a lo…

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Reid, Murray, Harkin Join Local PTA President To Discuss How Democrats Are Fighting To Keep Teachers In The Classroom And First Responders In Our Communities

Washington, DC— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chair Tom Harkin joined Eric Solomon, a PTA President from Maryland, for a press conference today to discuss how Democrats fought to prevent nearly 300,000 teachers, firefighters and police officers from getting fired this…

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Reid: Demócratas Luchan por Asegurar Que Niños Que Hubieran Pasado Hambre Reciban Almuerzos Saludables

Washington, DC – El Senador por Nevada Harry Reid hizo las siguientes declaraciones hoy después de que el Senado aprobara legislación sobre la nutrición infantil, a través del procedimiento conocido como consentimiento unánime esta tarde:   “Ha sido una tremenda semana para los niños en Nevada y a través del país. Después de que los…

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Reid: Trustees Report Undermines Opponents Of Social Security

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today made the following statement on the release of the latest report by the Social Security Board of Trustees.  The report found that Social Security will be fully solvent through 2037, and after that will have enough income to pay larger benefits than the average retiree receives today. …

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Reid Spokesman: Senator McCain Blocking Support For Our Troops Because He Didn’t Get His Way In A Committee Room

Washington, DC – Jim Manley, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement today after Senator McCain blocked critical support for our troops on the battlefield:   “Apparently, Senator McCain is willing to block battlefield equipment upgrades and pay raises for our troops because he didn’t get his way in a committee hearing…

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