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Day December 19, 2011

Reid Calls on Boehner to Stop Blocking Senate’s Bipartisan Compromise

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement today. “Speaker Boehner should allow an up-or-down vote on the compromise that Senator McConnell and I negotiated at Speaker Boehner’s request, and which was supported by 89 Republican and Democratic senators. “With millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet, it would be unconscionable for Speaker…


GOP Spin Meter

BOEHNER’S NEW EXCUSE FOR OPPOSING PAYROLL TAX CUT IS BIGGEST WHOPPER YET After Months of Opposing Tax Cut Altogether, House GOP Now Claims Extension Is Too Short The GOP’s latest excuse for opposing a middle-class tax cut is the most desperate one yet. After spending months opposing any extension of the tax cut, Speaker John…


Clock’s Ticking for the House to Pass the Middle Class Tax Cut


Statement by Senator Harry Reid

Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement. “My House colleagues should be clear on what their vote means today. If Republicans vote down the bipartisan compromise negotiated by Republican and Democratic leaders, and passed by 89 senators including 39 Republicans, their intransigence will mean that in ten days, 160 million middle…


Key Dates in the Boehner Payroll Tax Cut Debacle

o   WEDNESDAY: Speaker Boehner sat at a meeting in Senator McConnell’s office last Wednesday with Senator McConnell and Senator Reid. Speaker Boehner said the two Senate leaders should negotiate a deal, and that Senator McConnell would have his proxy.  [CNN, 12/14/11] o   THURSDAY: Speaker Boehner made public comments promising to live by whatever agreement the…