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New Bill in the Senate Would Create Jobs, Make Our Roads Safer

Nevada Senator Harry Reid has introduced a bil that would repair our national infrastructure and put construction workers back on the job. Senators Amy Klobuchar (MN), Joe Manchin (WV), Barbara Boxer (CA), Chris Coons (DE), Bill Nelson (FL), Richard Blumenthal (CN), Diane Feinstein (CA), Carl Levin (MI), Robert Menendez (NJ) and Sherrod Brown (OH) are…

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Senate to Vote on Teacher, First Responder Jobs Bill This Week

Nevada Senator Harry Reid filed cloture on the Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act last night.  The legislation would create or save 400,000 teacher jobs and protect thousands of first responder jobs. The Senate is expected to vote on the bill, which stems from President Obama’s jobs plan, before the end of the…

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Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill to End Currency Manipulation, Save American Jobs

The bipartisan bill to end China’s unfair trade practice of currency manipulation passed in the Senate tonight by a vote of 63 to 35, with 15 Republicans joining Democrats to support it. The legislation, called the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Act, provides tools to impose consequences on countries that manipulate their currency and consequently, cost…

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Heard from the Floor: Top Three Reasons to End China’s Unfair Trade Practice

The bill before the Senate that would curb currency manipulation’s receiving overwhelming support by both Democrats and Republicans. Here’s a look at the top three reasons Democratic senators support the bill, known as the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act: #1 The bill will save jobs Senator Richard Blumenthal (Conn.): “China has been manipulate its…

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Senate Version of the American Jobs Act, Introduced by Senator Reid

Here’s the full text of the Senate version of the American Jobs Act that Senator Reid introduced last night. It has the same job-creating measures as the President’s original jobs bill, however, with a simple surtax starting in 2013 of 5.6 percent on income exceeding $1 million. The bill is entirely paid for.

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Senate Takes Up Bipartisan Bill to Crack Down on Currency Manipulation

The Senate has voted 79 to 19, to move to a bipartisan bill that curbs currency manipulation from countries such as China. Both Democrats and Republicans co-sponsored the legislation. Called the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Act of 2011, the legislation provides tools that impose consequences on countries that manipulate their currencies. The legislation is particularly…

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VIDEO: Senate Passes Bipartisanship Deal to Fund FEMA, Avoid Government Shutdown

Last night, the Senate forged a bipartisan agreement to fund FEMA, save 45,000 jobs, and prevent an unnecessary government shutdown. The bill received bipartisan support, with twenty-six Republicans joining Democrats to approve funding through November 18th for the agency tasked with helping thousands of Americans recover from earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters.…

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Reid Heralds the End of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Today marks the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” a discriminatory policy that barred thousands of capable men and women from military service because of their sexual orientation. For nearly two decades,”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” threatened American values of liberty and equality for all, and prevented the Armed Forces from including the best and brightest…

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Reid Celebrates Achievements of Hispanic Americans

Last Thursday marked the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to honor the many contributions that Hispanic Americans have made to help shape our nation. For hundreds of years, Hispanic Americans have represented our country on the battlefield, in the classroom and in the workplace. Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to pay tribute…

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Reid Hosts Twitter Town Hall, Takes Questions on Job Creation

Nevada Senator Harry Reid held his first Twitter Town Hall yesterday, giving Nevadans and Americans across the country an opportunity to get their questions about job-creation measures answered directly by him.  Reid is the first Democratic Senate leader to hold a forum like this, according to Twitter.   The town hall followed a week in…

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