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Day August 5, 2011

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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Reid Statement on News that Private Sector Added 150,000 Jobs in July

Washington, D.C. –Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today in reaction to the news that the U.S. economy added more jobs than forecast in July, with the unemployment rate dropping and the private sector adding 154,000 jobs: “While our economy continues to struggle and millions of Americans remain out of work, it is encouraging…

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