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Day July 12, 2012

Reid: Average Tax Rate Lowest Since 1979 – But Still Higher Than The Rate Mitt Romney Pays

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding a report by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office showing the average U.S. tax rate is the lowest in more than 30 years. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: This week Republicans continued to make the case that millionaires and…


Motion to proceed to S.3369, DISCLOSE Act

This morning Senator Reid moved to proceed to S.3369, a bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities (DISCLOSE Act).


1pm filing deadline for first degree amendments to Small Business Jobs bill

As a reminder, the filing deadline for first degree amendments to S.2237, the Small Business Jobs bill, is 1pm today.   During his opening remarks this morning, Senator Reid announced he has a general agreement with the Republican Leader that we will try to schedule the cloture votes on the Landrieu substitute amendment #2251 and…


Senate Floor Schedule for Thursday, July 12, 2012

Convenes: 9:30am Following the prayer and pledge, the Majority Leader will be recognized. The first hour will be equally divided and controlled between the two Leaders or their designees with the Majority controlling the first half and the Republicans controlling the final half. As a reminder, cloture was filed on the Landrieu substitute amendment #2521…