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Video: Senator Reid Responds to State of the Union Address

Take a moment to listen to Nevada Senator Harry Reid’s reaction to President Obama’s State of the Union address:

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Reid Statement On President Obama’s State Of The Union Address

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after President Obama delivered the annual State of the Union Address: “President Obama offered common-sense solutions that will create jobs and put our country on a path to economic fairness. The policies proposed by the President will narrow the inequality gap in our country while making…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Tuesday, January 24, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Adopted S.Res.353, congratulating the North Dakota State University football team for winning the 2011 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Football Championship Subdivision title. Discharged the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee from further consideration of H.R.1791, to designate the United States courthouse under construction at 101 South United…

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Roll Call Vote at 12:00pm on Thursday, January 26, 2012

Following any Leader remarks on Thursday, January 26th, the Republican Leader, or his designee, will be recognized to move to proceed to the consideration of Calendar #294, H.J.Res.98, a joint resolution relating to the disapproval of the President’s exercise of authority to increase the debt limit with the time until noon for debate on the…

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GOP Senators Agree: Senate Passed ‘Budget Agreement’ In August

“While provisions to raise the debt limit and create a Congressional deficit reduction committee drew most of the attention in the legislation that allowed the government to narrowly avert a default, House and Senate leaders also used the measure to establish federal spending limits for the next two years.” –New York Times, 8/28/11   The Budget…

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Fact Sheet Responding to Republican “No Budget” Claims

Republican Claims That the Senate Has Not Passed a Budget Are WRONG (Prepared by Majority Staff, Senate Budget Committee) It is wrong to assert that there is no budget. The Budget Control Act enacted in August contained the budget for this year. It was passed by both the House and Senate, signed by the President,…

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Republicans Should Work With Democrats To Build An Economy That Works For All Americans

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding tonight’s State of the Union address and economic inequality. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:   For generations, this was the American promise: if you worked hard and played by the rules, success would be in reach.…

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Senate Floor Schedule for Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Convenes: 10:00am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 4:00pm with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the time equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees, with the Majority controlling the first 30 minutes and the Republicans…

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A New Year, a New Tone

As the Senate convened for the first time in 2012, Nevada Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) took to the floor calling on Democrats and Republicans to set a new congressional collegial tone: “Every matter that Congress takes up shouldn’t be a fight.” Gridlock and obstructionism must be a marker of the past. With the new year…

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Senate Floor Wrap Up for Monday, January 23, 2012

ROLL CALL VOTE 1)      Confirmation of John M. Gerrard, of NE, to be United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska; Confirmed: 74-16   LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Discharged the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and passed H.R.3237, the SOAR Technical Corrections Act. Passed S.1134, the St. Croix River Crossing Project Authorization Act with a…

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