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Month April 2011

Reid Statement On Nominations Of Panetta As Defense Secretary, Petraeus As CIA Director

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s nominations of CIA Director Leon Panetta to replace Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Gen. David Petraeus, now the top U.S. General in Afghanistan, to replace Panetta as CIA director: “I am pleased that my friend Leon Panetta will bring his…

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Reid Spokesman: Why Don’t Senate Republicans Want To Vote On Plan To End Medicare They’ve Previously Praised?

Washington, D.C. – Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement today: “After Senate Republican leaders spent weeks embracing House Republicans’ plan to end Medicare to give tax breaks to millionaires, why are they suddenly afraid to vote on it? They’ve already praised this plan to end Medicare as we know…

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Reid: Honor Fallen Workers By Ensuring Every Job Site Is Safe

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on Workers Memorial Day, which honors workers who have been killed, injured or contracted a serious illness on the job: “Over the last century we’ve made incredible progress toward making the workplace a safe place for every man and woman, and prevented countless tragedies. But too…

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Reid Statement On Sandoval’s Intention To Appoint Dean Heller To The U.S. Senate

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement on Governor Brian Sandoval’s announcement that he intends to appoint Congressman Dean Heller to the United States Senate: "I welcome Dean to the Senate. As his responsibilities shift to representing all Nevadans, rather than a single district of our state, I am confident he will work…

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Republicans Face Backlash At Home Over Plan To End Medicare

New York Times: House G.O.P. Members Face Voter Anger Over Budget. “In central Florida, a Congressional town meeting erupted into near chaos on Tuesday as attendees accused a Republican lawmaker of trying to dismantle Medicare while providing tax cuts to corporations and affluent Americans. At roughly the same time in Wisconsin, Representative Paul D. Ryan,…

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Reid: End Handouts To Big Oil, Invest In Clean Energy To Spur Economy And Protect National Security

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s letter urging Congressional leaders to end tax breaks for oil companies making record profits: “I agree with the President that it is long past time to end wasteful subsidies to big oil companies that are raking in record profits. If Senate Republicans are…

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After Speaker Boehner Agrees It’s Time For Big Oil Companies To ‘Pay Their Fair Share,’ Will Senate GOP Continue To Filibuster Against Repeal Of Wasteful Oil Subsidies?

In Interview Monday, Speaker Breaks From GOP Senate Leaders, Says Open To Ending Certain Tax Breaks for Big Oil SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER: Right. Listen, they’re gonna pay their fair share in taxes and they should… We’re in a time when– when the federal government is short on revenues. We need to control spending but we…

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Bipartisan US Senate Delegation Returns From China

Delegation Held Week of High-Level Meetings on International Security, Economy, Human Rights, Clean Energy 10 Senators Represented More Than 100 Million Americans, 1/3 of US Population Washington, DC–A bipartisan delegation of 10 United States Senators returned home Monday night following a week’s worth of meetings with high-level Chinese government officials, business leaders, U.S. Foreign Service…

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House GOP’s Dirty Little Secret Revealed: Ryan’s Own Budget Calls For Immediate $2 Trillion Hike In Debt Limit

Language Buried Inside House GOP’s ‘Path to Prosperity’ Would Lift Debt Ceiling by $2T Right Away and Nearly $9T by 2023 House GOP’s ‘Escalating’ Threats On Debt Ceiling Ring Hollow Since Reckless Budget GOP Passed Just Last Week Calls For More and More Borrowing Into Future HOUSE GOP IS ‘ESCALATING’ THREATS TO NOT RAISE DEBT…

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Reid Statement On Ensign’s Retirement

Beijing, China – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on Sen. John Ensign's retirement: "From fighting Yucca Mountain in southern Nevada to protecting Lake Tahoe in the north, I have appreciated John's partnership in working with me to address our state's needs. He was a strong advocate for Nevada, and worked for many…

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