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Day February 1, 2012

Reid Statement On Black History Month

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today released the following statement on the first day of Black History Month: “During Black History Month, we celebrate and recognize the immense contributions African-Americans have made to Nevada and to our entire country. Our state has been fortunate to have many brave men and women fight for…


Senate Floor Wrap Up for Wednesday, February 1, 2012

No ROLL CALL VOTES  LEGISLATIVE ITEMS Passed S.1296, A bill to revise the boundaries of John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System Sachuest Point Unit RI-04P, Easton Beach Unit RI-05P, Almy Pond Unit RI-06, and Hazards Beach Unit RI-07 in the State of Rhode Island. Passed H.R.588, To redesignate the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge as…


Republican Plan to Dismantle Medicare Rejected By Idea’s Creator

Republicans have made clear that dismantling Medicare is a top priority of their 2012 legislative agenda.  Just this week, Rep. Paul Ryan said Republicans should “absolutely” stick with his Medicare plan, adding, “Not one member thinks we should backtrack.” Over the past year, Republican efforts to force seniors to pay more than double what they would…


We Should Cut Our Deficit With A Balanced Approach, Not Give More Tax Breaks To Millionaires

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the deficit. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Republicans in Congress claim they’re the only thing standing against a wave of deficit spending. But where were those Republicans when President Bush pushed for trillions in unpaid-for tax…


Senate Floor Schedule for Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Convenes: 9:30am Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for one hour with Senators permitted to speak therein for up to 10 minutes each with the Republicans controlling the first half and the Majority controlling the final half. Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of S.2038,…