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Reid Remarks On The Employment Non-Discrimination Act

“If there was one federal law protecting all Americans from discrimination, instead of a patchwork of ineffective and inefficient state and local laws, it would be simpler and less confusing for businesses and employees alike.”  “Not only is Speaker’s Boehner’s claim that ENDA would hurt businesses untrue, it’s also callous. It fails to take into…

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Reid Remarks On The Employment Non-Discrimination Act

“In 33 states, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people can be fired or harassed just for being who they are.”  “A patchwork of state laws that excludes tens of millions of American from basic protection from discrimination is simply not good enough. It is time for Congress to pass a federal law that ensures all…

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Reid Statement On Republican Filibuster Of Watt And Millet Nominations

Searchlight, NV – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today: “Republicans’ unprecedented obstruction continued today with a step that we have not seen since the Civil War, as they blocked Representative Mel Watt, a sitting member of the House of Representatives, from being confirmed to an Administration position. Minutes later, Republicans blocked a highly qualified woman, Patricia Millet,…

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Reid Remarks On Republican Obstruction Of Qualified Nominees

“Patricia Millett… has argued more than 32 cases before the highest court in the land… She is a military spouse and mother of two who argued a case before the Supreme Court while her husband… was deployed in Afghanistan… So it is truly a shame that Republicans would filibuster this exceedingly qualified nominee for unrelated…

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Reid Remarks On Republican Obstruction Of Qualified Nominees

“At a moment when America faces difficult economic times at home and varied threats abroad, it’s crucial the Senate confirm the most talented and dedicated individuals to serve in the executive branch of government.”  “Back when a Republican served in the White House, Senate Republicans often defended the right of the President to choose the…

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Reid Remarks On Upcoming Work Period

“I have been troubled to watch these so-called mainstream Republicans be marginalized by members of their own party.”  “Although I deplore the behavior of the extremists who sparked this month’s manufactured crisis… I do not blame only them for holding the government and the full faith and credit of the United States hostage. I also blame…

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Reid Remarks On Historic Bipartisan Agreement To Reopen The Government, Prevent Default

“The compromise we reached will provide our economy with the stability it desperately needs.”  “As part of our agreement – and in order to assure Congress continues the work of setting this country on a path to fiscal sustainability – this legislation instructs leaders to name conferees to a budget conference committee. The members selected…

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Reid Remarks: House Bill Is A Blatant Attack On Bipartisanship

“The House bill is a blatant attack on bipartisanship.”  “Extremist Republicans in the House of Representatives are attempting to torpedo the Senate’s bipartisan progress with a bill that cannot pass the Senate.”  Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding House Republicans’ extreme proposal, which is dead on arrival in the…

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Reid Remarks On Averting A Catastrophic Default On The Nations Debt

“No one denies that this nation has work to do to reduce its debt. But Republicans who say this country should default on its debt today are the same Republicans who ran up that debt a few short years ago.”  “Americans want Congress to reopen the government, take the threat of default off the table…

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Reid Remarks On The Consequences Of Default

“Four days remain until a few extremist Republicans too radical to compromise could force a default on the nation’s financial obligations.”  “Defaulting on our debt would risk millions of American jobs… Without exception, the most respected economists and business minds of our time have said that if America defaults on its debt there will be…

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