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Month August 2011

Reid: Summit Gives Us A Glimpse Of Our Clean Energy Future

Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today spoke at the National Clean Energy Summit 4.0 at Aria Resort and Casino at CityCenter in Las Vegas. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Welcome to the National Clean Energy Summit 4.0. I am pleased to be hosting this important event in Nevada again.…

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Schumer: CBO Report Shows Need For Congress To Enact Jobs Measures To Boost Growth

Senator: Independent Analysis Also Confirms Need To End Millionaire Tax Breaks To Reduce Long-Term Deficits WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement Wednesday in response to the budget outlook released by the Congressional Budget Office today: “This analysis reveals two productive trends—reduced long-term deficits and gains in economic growth—but neither is as…

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Reid Statement On Situation In Libya

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today: “The American people stand behind the people of Libya as they bring an end to Moammar Qaddafi’s regime of murder and oppression. I commend the President for his leadership, and the members of our armed forces, NATO, and our allies for protecting the Libyan people…

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Reid Applauds Obama’s Decision to Prioritize Use of Limited Immigration Enforcement Resources

New directive will ensure focus on true law enforcement threats like violent criminals Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after the Obama Administration announced measures to make immigration enforcement more efficient and effective by executing a case-by-case review of individuals currently in removal proceedings, and those who may be placed in proceedings…

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The Evidence is Clear: Republican Recklessness Caused Downgrade

S & P confirms Republican Brinkmanship Undermined AAA Credit Rating. Politico: S&P: Skeptics fueled downgrade S&P:  Republicans Saber Rattling On Defaults Caused Downgrade. “S&P senior director Joydeep Mukherji said the stability and effectiveness of American political institutions were undermined by the fact that ‘people in the political arena were even talking about a potential default,’…

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Joint Statement By Senators Murray, Baucus And Kerry On Joint Committee Appointments

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry released the following joint statement today after being appointed to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction: “We are grateful and humbled that Leader Reid asked us to join this Committee to…

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Reid Announces Appointments To Joint Select Committee On Deficit Reduction

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced today that he will appoint Senate Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (JSC). Senator Reid has appointed Senator Murray as the co-chair of the JSC.…

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Reid on the 46th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Searchlight, NV- Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement commemorating the 46th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. “Almost half a century ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson brought our country closer to the ideal of a more perfect union, when he categorically reaffirmed that all Americans have the right to help…

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Reid Statement on Casualties in Afghanistan

Searchlight, NV- Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement on the death of 31 service members in Afghanistan, whose helicopter crashed in the province of Wardak. “My heart goes out to the families of 31 of our best and bravest service members, who gave their lives today along with seven Afghan counterparts, while serving…

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Reid: S&P Action Shows Need for Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction

Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement following the decision by S&P to downgrade the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+: “The action by S&P reaffirms the need for a balanced approach to deficit reduction that combines spending cuts with revenue-raising measures like closing taxpayer-funded giveaways to billionaires, oil companies and…

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