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Day February 11, 2011

Reid Spokesman Responds To Eric Cantor Again Refusing To Take Government Shutdown Off The Table, Continuing To Defend Billions In Government Giveaways To Oil Companies

Washington, D.C. – Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement in response to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor again refusing to take a government shutdown off the table, and continuing to defend billions in government giveaways to oil companies that are raking in record profits: "Majority Leader Cantor can start…


Reid, Schumer Call On House GOP Leaders To Disavow Latest Threat Of Gov’t Shutdown

After Pawlenty Brags About Shutting Down the Government and Key House Appropriator Calls Shutdown ‘Possibility,’ Senate Dems Call on Republicans to Make Reasonable Cuts @font-face { font-family: “Calibri”; }@font-face { font-family: “Cambria”; }@font-face { font-family: “Consolas”; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: “Times New Roman”; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; }


Republicans Blatantly Twist Facts On CBO Testimony

Republicans are blatantly misrepresenting CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf’s testimony. Republicans mischaracterize CBO’s analysis by claiming that as a result of ACA, 800,000 fewer individuals will have access to jobs. CBO projects that as a result of ACA, millions of Americans will have increased financial resources by 2021. [CBO, 8/1/2010] ACA will slow the growth rate…


Reid: Republican Priorities Out Of Sync With Middle-Class Families

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today in reaction to House Republicans’ budget proposal: “This proposal is a clear demonstration of how Republicans’ priorities are out of sync with middle-class families in Nevada and across the country. Their policies would harm initiatives that keep us safe and grow our economy, and mean less…


Reid Statement On Egyptian Mubarak’s Resignation

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement in response to the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and the evolving situation in Egypt: “I am pleased that President Mubarak has heard and heeded the voice of the Egyptian people, who have called for change. It is crucial that Mubarak’s departure be an orderly…


How It’s Playing: Bowing To Tea Party Demands, Republicans Propose Irresponsible Spending Bill That Threatens Jobs And Jeopardizes Programs That Grow Our Economy And Keep Us Safe

As Republicans continue their extreme, ideologically-driven push to roll back investments that create jobs and keep us safe, Democrats want to responsibly rein in spending by cutting waste and excess while keeping programs that make America stronger. Democrats want to eliminate $20 billion in giveaways to oil companies that even the former CEO of Shell…