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Month February 2011

Reid Spokesman: “New” GOP Plan Is No Compromise, It’s The Same Reckless Proposal Already Ruled Out As Too Extreme — House GOP Still Refuses To Budge, Further Risking Government Shutdown

GOP Proposal Is Pro-Rated Version of Same Reckless Proposal That House Passed On Saturday-According To Independent Analysis By Goldman Sachs, GOP Plan Would Reduce Economic Growth By 2 Percent Washington, DC—Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement today in response to House Republicans’ plan to pass a two-week Continuing Resolution that includes…

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Reid To Boehner: Stop Drawing Lines In The Sand — Announces Plan To Introduce Short-Term Continuing Resolution To Give Democrats And Republicans Time To Negotiate Responsible Path Forward

Majority Leader Reid Taps Top Aide To Begin Discussions With Speaker Boehner’s Office On Long-Term Funding Measure Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today announcing his plans to introduce a clean, short-term Continuing Resolution that will give Democrats and Republicans time to negotiate a plan to responsibly cut government spending: “Speaker Boehner…

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Border State Senators Reveal: House Budget Bill Could Result In Almost 900 Fewer Border Patrol Agents — Say Cuts Are “Giant Step Backward In Securing Our Border”

“Dangerous” Cuts Effectively Repeal The Bipartisan Border Security Bill Passed Last Congress – Emergency Legislation Added 1,000 Agents Washington, DC— U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), and Jon Tester (D-MT) today revealed that H.R. 1, the Continuing Resolution (CR) approved by House Republicans, could result in 870 fewer border patrol agents guarding…

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Fact Sheet: House Republicans’ CR Slashes Investments in Jobs, Security and Education

Slashes Funding for Social Security Administration, Meaning Delays for Seniors and Disabled Americans Awaiting Benefits. The House bill cut funding for the Social Security Administration, meaning half a million Americans who are legally entitled to benefits and would otherwise have received them will instead be waiting for them. Slashes Title I Education Funding, Putting 1…

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Reid: Republicans Aim For Government Shutdown Without Negotiation, Despite $41 Billion In Cuts Democrats Have Already Brought To The Table

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today in response to the continuing resolution passed by House Republicans: “Now that House Republicans have gotten this vote out of their system, I hope they will drop the threats of shutting down the government and work with the Senate on responsible cuts that allow our nation’s…

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Reid Statement On Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s Retirement

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on Senator Jeff Bingaman’s announcement today that he will not seek reelection: “Senator Bingaman will be missed here in the Senate, but his legacy of advocating for the environment, wildlife, public lands and developing our own green energy sources will remain long after he leaves. He…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00025

On Passage of the Bill: S.223 As Amended; A bill to modernize the air traffic control system, improve the safety, reliability, and availability of transportation by air in the United States, provide modernization of the air traffic control system, reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (87-8, 5 members not voting, 1/2…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, February 17, 2011

Adopted S.Res.60, a resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of the date of enactment of the law that created real estate investment trusts (REITS). Passed S.365, a bill to make a technical amendment to the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002. Passed S.307, a bill to designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00024

On the Motion to Table S.Amdt. 91: Motion to Table Coburn S.Amdt.91; To decrease the Federal share of project costs under the airport improvement program for non-primary airports.Result: Agreed to (59-40, 1 member not voting, 1/2 threshold)Details: [click here]

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00025

On Passage of the Bill: S.223 As Amended; A bill to modernize the air traffic control system, improve the safety, reliability, and availability of transportation by air in the United States, provide modernization of the air traffic control system, reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (87-8, 5 members not voting, 1/2…

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