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

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A Win for the Middle Class, and Seniors

The passage of a two-month payroll tax cut extension this morning marked a victory for Americans across the country, who have urged Congress to do everything possible to prevent a tax hike on cash-strapped workers nationwide. In passing the tax break, the Senate ensured the average American worker will not face a tax hike of…

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CBO Scores Payroll Tax Cut Extension Package

The Congressional Budgetary Office announced this morning that the payroll tax cut extension package that passed in the Senate, by a vote of 89-10, reduces the deficit by approximately $3 billion.  Read the CBO report here.    

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Hedge Funds, Unicorns, And Taxes

Are Republicans trying to protect small business owners — or a group of make-believe hedge fund managers? NPR reported Friday on the minuscule number of multi-millionaire small business owners impacted by plans for a surtax on high earners — and they had trouble finding a single one to interview for their story (listen here). Sen.…

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Reid to Republicans: Don’t Let Tax Hike Hit Middle Class

Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced this afternoon that the Senate will take up a bill, drafted by Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.), to put money back in the pockets of workers and small businesses by extending and expanding the payroll tax cut.  If the bill passes, one hundred million families would keep an average of $1,500…

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Alabama’s Ill-Conceived Law: The Wrong Approach to Immigration, Explains Sen. Reid

Nevada Senator Harry Reid commends House colleagues for planning a field hearing on Alabama’s immigration law. Any law that stigmatizes a group based on skin color, accent, or any other characteristic, should have no place among our nation laws. Learn more via video:

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Debunking the GOP Myth of Job-Killing Regulations

Nevada Senator Harry Reid took to the floor today to make it clear: Republicans would rather promote the myth of “job-killing” regulations than provide a substantive plan to get Americans back to work. Safeguards that keep our water clean, our air fresh, and corporations honest are not killing jobs, as Republicans claim. As former Reagan…

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Heard From the Floor: Four Reasons to Support the Veterans’ Jobs Bill

Today, the Senate will take up the VOW to Hire Heroes Act – a bill that would help unemployed veterans get back to work, — as an amendment to the three percent withholding bill. The VOW To Hire Heroes Act, introduced by Democratic senators, combines a key component of President Obama’s jobs plan with a…

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Senate Democrats Introduce Jobs Bill to Put Veterans Back to Work

This week, the Senate will take up The VOW To Hire Veterans Act, a jobs bill that would help put unemployed veterans back to work. The legislation, announced by Democratic senators Patty Murray (WA), Debbie Stabenow (MI), and Jon Tester (MT), combines a key component of President Obama’s jobs plan with a bipartisan initiative to…

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Heard from the Floor: Top Three Reasons to pass the Rebuild America Jobs Act

With 14 million Americans out of work, it’s time Republicans worked with Democrats to create jobs.  The bill in the U.S. Senate, called the Rebuild America Jobs Act, would create hundreds of thousands of jobs by investing in roads, railways and runways in critical states of disrepair – and the time to pass it is…

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