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Month April 2011

Fact Sheet: Republicans Continue To Hide True Cost To Seniors Of Their Plan To End Medicare

Republicans’ Plan Would Cost Millions Of Seniors $2.2 Billion In Benefits Next Year Alone, Despite Continued Republican Claims To Their Constituents That It Would “Not Touch Benefits” Since passing their reckless budget plan last week, Republicans nationwide have continued to make the false claim that their plan protects today’s seniors. But seniors need to know…

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Fact Sheet: One Year After BP Disaster, Republicans Give Tax Breaks To Big Oil Paid For By Re-Opening The Donut Hole For Seniors

Republican Budget Protects $44 Billion In Tax Breaks For Big Oil And Gas Companies While Cutting Prescription Drug Benefits For Seniors By The Same Amount Republican Budget Protects Nearly $44 Billion in Tax Loopholes and Subsidies For Oil and Gas Companies While Forcing Seniors To Pay the Same Amount in Additional Costs for their Prescription…

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Historic Congressional Delegation Meets With Top Chinese Leaders, US Ambassador To China

Senators’ Meetings With China’s Vice Premier, Foreign Minister And Bank President Center On Global Security, Trade, Currency, And Human Rights Beijing, China – An historic delegation of ten United States Senators, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, met today with Wang Qishan, Vice Premier of China, Yang Jiechi, China’s Foreign Minister, and Zhou…

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Reid Statement On The One-Year Anniversary Of The BP Oil Spill

Spill Is A Reminder Of The Need To Reduce Our Reliance On Oil Beijing, China – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement on the first anniversary of the BP oil spill, which began in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010. Reid is in China this week, leading an historic delegation of…

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Reid sobre la diminución del desempleo en Nevada

18 de abril de 2011 HONG KONG, CHINA – El Senador por Nevada Harry Reid hizo hoy las siguientes declaraciones al enterarse que el desempleo cayó al 13,2 por ciento en marzo. Los empleadores agregaron 7.600 (ajustado a la temporada) trabajos adicionales en el mes de marzo. Es el incremento mensual en empleos más grande desde…

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Nathaly Arriola Se Une al Equipo del Sen. Reid Como Secretaria de Prensa

18 de abril de 2011   NATHALY ARRIOLA SE UNE AL EQUIPO DEL SEN. REID COMO SECRETARIA DE PRENSA Washington, D.C. –Nos complace darle la bienvenida a Nathaly Arriola, quien recientemente se unió al equipo del Líder de la Mayoría del Senado Harry Reid y al equipo de comunicaciones de la bancada Demócrata del Senado…

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Senate Delegation Arrives In Hong Kong

Washington, D.C. – Today a congressional delegation of 10 senators  arrived in Hong Kong and will be taking a week-long, informational trip throughout China. Led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the groups also includes Senators Richard Shelby, Barbara Boxer, Dick Durbin, Mike Enzi, Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg, Johnny Isakson, Jeff Merkley and Michael Bennet. The group will also…

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Reid Spokesman: GOP Should Admit Their Plan Hikes Drug Prices For Seniors To Finance Tax Breaks For The Rich

Washington, D.C. – Jon Summers, spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, released the following statement in response to continued lies from Republicans about their dangerous plan to finance tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires by ending Medicare in ten years and immediately reopening the doughnut hole for today’s seniors: “Spin can’t change the fact that…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up For Thursday, April 14, 2011

OFFICE OF SPECIAL COUNSEL Cal. 59 Carolyn Lerner – Special Counsel, Office of Special Counsel NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Cal. 60 Kelvin Droegemeier – Member of the National Science Board, NSF DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Cal. 63 Kathryn Sullivan – Assistant Secretary of Commerce, NOAA MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION Cal. 64 Frances Gulland – Marine Mammal Commission DEPARTMENT…

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Senate Roll Call Vote #00061

On Passage of the Bill: H.R.1473; A bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense and the other departments and agencies of the Government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, and for other purposes.Result: Passed (81-19, 3/5 threshold)Details: [click here]

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