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Day January 20, 2011

Outside The Beltway Editorials Nationwide Tell Republicans To End “Pure Theater,” Get To Work

Editorial pages across America are telling Republicans to stop trying to take away small business tax breaks and re-open the donut hole and try something new: get serious.  Republicans should drop the “pointless” “charade” and work with Democrats on common-sense solutions to strengthen the middle class and create jobs. USA Today: House GOP Makes Its Point On ‘ObamaCare’; Now Get Serious. “The House’s new Republican majority hardly broke a sweat Wednesday…

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Reid Honors Kennedy Inaugural 50 Years After His Historic Call For Unity On Earth And Exploration Into The Heavens

Washington, DC— Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks at a Congressional ceremony honoring of the 50th anniversary of the President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address.  Below are his welcoming remarks and remarks on Kennedy’s legacy in space exploration and scientific innovation, as prepared for delivery. Welcoming remarks:   “The whole world watched with excitement…

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Reid Spokesman Responds To McConnell

Washington, D.C.—Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement in response to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s declaration that the Senate will re-open the donut hole and take tax breaks away from small businesses who provide health care to their employees: “Unlikely.”

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Reid Statement On Meeting Today With Chinese President

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after his meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao: “I was pleased to welcome President Hu to our country and share a productive meeting. The relationship between our countries is important and we share deep economic ties. Today I raised the issues of trade, Chinese currency and…

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Nelson, Cantwell, Klobuchar Urge House Speaker To Act Quickly To Fix 1099 Reporting Requirement In Health Care Law — Pledge Speedy Passage In Senate

Lawmakers Say Senate Is Ready To Act To Fix Section of Law That Requires Small Businesses To Do New Record-Keeping WASHINGTON, DC—Showing their interest in working for targeted improvements to the health care reform law,  Senators Ben Nelson (D-NE), Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) urged House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday to quickly…

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Reid Honors Kennedy Inaugural 50 Years After His Historic Call For Unity On Earth And Exploration Into The Heavens

Washington, DC — Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after his meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao:   “I was pleased to welcome President Hu to our country and share a productive meeting. The relationship between our countries is important and we share deep economic ties. Today I raised the issues of trade,…

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