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Month November 2010

Reid: Los Republicanos se Oponen a la Ayuda Para los Desempleados, Protegen a los Ejecutivos Quienes Exportan Trabajos al Exterior

Washington, D.C. — El Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid hizo hoy las siguientes declaraciones después de que los republicanos bloquearan un proyecto de ley para extender los beneficios de desempleo para millones de estadounidenses: “Justo cuando comienza la temporada navideña, los republicanos están quitándole el salvavidas que ha mantenido a flote a…

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Reid Appoints Murray To Chair DSCC

Washington, DC — Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid announced today his appointment of Senator Patty Murray to chair the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC).  Senator Murray served in this role previously from 2001 to 2003.  Senator Murray replaces Senator Bob Menendez who has the led the DSCC since 2009.    “It’s critical that we have…

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ICYMI: USA Today Editorial: Stop Playing Politics and Ratify the New START Arms Treaty

Key point: “We’d rather believe, or at least hope, that Kyl means what he says: He just wants to work out the details. He knows the issues, and he has not said that he opposes the treaty. But delay still equals failure, specifically failure by Kyl to address his concerns in a timely, efficient fashion.…

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Reid: Republicans Block Support For Out-Of-Work Americans, But Protect CEOs Who Offshore Jobs

Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement this evening after Republicans blocked legislation that would preserve unemployment benefits for millions of Americans:   “In the middle of the holiday season, Republicans are yanking the safety net out from under millions of Nevadans and Americans who are continuing to look for work…

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Reid Statement On Pentagon Study Supporting ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal

Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement regarding the Pentagon study released today supporting repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”:   “The study released by the Pentagon confirms that repeal of the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy can be accomplished without undermining the strength, cohesion, or readiness of our military.  The…

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GOP Pushes To Cut Worker Benefits As The Holiday Season Begins

Senate Republicans have a choice today: they can stand up for working families during the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression, or they can cut the safety net out from under millions of Americans in the middle of the holiday season. These benefits don’t just help individual workers and their families, they are also…

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Reid: Bipartisan Measure Will Keep Our Food Safe

“No one in America should have to worry if the food they put on the table every night is going to harm them or their families. The bipartisan bill we passed today will make sure that continues to be true. Our food-safety system has not been updated in almost a century. This frightening fact was…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Monday, November 29, 2010

Adopted S.Res.676, a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of American Diabetes Month. Adopted S.Res.679, a resolution commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Weeks Law.

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00254

On the Motion S.Amdt. 4713: Motion to Suspend Rule XXII Re: Baucus S.Amdt.4713, As Modified; To repeal the expansion of information reporting requirements for payments of $600 or more to corporations, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (44-53, 3 members not voting, 2/3 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00253

On the Motion S.Amdt. 4702: Motion to Suspend Rule XXII Re: Johanns S.Amdt.4702; To repeal the expansion of information reporting requirements for payments of $600 or more to corporations, and for other purposes.Result: Rejected (61-35, 4 members not voting, 2/3 threshold)Details: [click here]

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