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Reid Remarks Honoring Native American Code Talkers

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke in Emancipation Hall at a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring the Native American Code Talkers of World War II. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: According to the first pilgrims to arrive on this continent Native Americans did not farm the land, so they did not truly…

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Reid Remarks On Defense Authorization Legislation

“The National Defense Authorization Act… safeguards this nation, ensures our troops have the resources and training they need, and provides for the military families who support our fighting men and women.”  “We cannot complete this bill until we debate and vote on the sexual assault and Guantanamo provisions. Unfortunately, last night Republicans objected to my…

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Reid Remarks On Republican Obstruction Of Judicial Nominees

“Republicans have blocked three highly qualified female D.C. Circuit nominees in a row… Today they are expected to block confirmation of District Judge Robert Wilkins, a competent and experienced nominee with bipartisan support.”  “The type of Republican obstruction we face today has become commonplace. President Obama’s circuit court nominees… have waited seven times longer than…

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Reid Statement On Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s fix to the Affordable Care Act: “Today we saw a clear contrast: Democrats are working to fix and improve the Affordable Care Act, while Republicans still want to go back to the days when insurance companies could deny people coverage for pre-existing conditions, treat being…

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Reid Remarks On Prescription Drug Safety

“True compounding pharmacies provide custom medications for patients with unique health needs that cannot be treated by off-the-shelf prescription medicines. This practice can be critical for children, cancer patients and people with allergies.” “By avoiding the safety inspections required of large-scale drug manufacturers, companies like [New England Compounding Center] can boost profits while risking lives.…

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Reid Statement On Republicans’ Rejection Of Nina Pillard’s Nomination To The D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Republicans blocked Nina Pillard, the third nominee to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to be blocked by Republicans this year. Pillard’s nomination received a vote of 56 to 41, four votes short of the 60 required to break a filibuster: “I am extremely disappointed…

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Reid Remarks On Republican Filibuster Of Qualified Judicial Nominees, Drug Safety Legislation

“It is unfortunate that Republicans have chosen to filibuster the nomination of yet another talented female jurist and dedicated public servant to fill a vacant seat on [the D.C. Circuit] court.”  “This bipartisan [compounding] legislation will ensure drugs manufactured in factories and mixed in pharmacies across the country are safe for consumers.”  “The Defense Authorization…

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Reid Statement On October Jobs Report

Washington, D.C.— Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after the Labor Department reported that the economy added 204,000 jobs in October: “These numbers show steady growth. This is encouraging, but more work remains to be done until every Nevadan and every American who wants a job can get one. The best way we in Congress…

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Reid Remarks On The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, Republican Obstruction Of Qualified Judicial Nominees

“It is time for Congress to pass a federal law that ensures all our citizens – regardless of where they live – can go to work unafraid to be who they are.” “It is unfortunate that Republican are filibustering another talented, dedicated public servant nominated to serve on this crucial court.”  “Republicans have already blocked…

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Reid Remarks On Expansion Of Affordable Health Care To Millions Of Americans

“Across the country, in states like Kentucky that have opened their own exchanges, Americans are signing up for quality, affordable insurance plans, often for the first time in years.”  “The national rollout of the ObamaCare Website was rocky to say the least. The problems with the site must and will be fixed. But we should…

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