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Reid Remarks On The Economic Consequences Of Default

“If we allow the United States of America to default on its debt for the first time in history, it will be a black mark on our reputation and a financial disaster that will spark a global recession.” “Yesterday, it was good to see my Republican colleagues come around to the idea of a clean…

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Reid Remarks On The Catastrophic Economic Consequences Of Default

“A vote to avert default is simply a vote to pay the bills… It’s a vote to pay the bills the federal government has already incurred – bills for roads and bridges we’ve already built and warships we’ve already commissioned, as well as wars we’ve waged with borrowed money and tax breaks we’ve charged on…

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Reid Statement On Janet Yellen’s Nomination To Head The Federal Reserve

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after President Obama sent to the Senate the nomination of Janet L. Yellen. She would be the Federal Reserve’s first chairwoman and would succeed Ben Bernanke, who has served as chairman since 2006. “I applaud President Obama’s nomination of Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve.…

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Reid Remarks On The Economic Effects Of Default

“Business leaders are begging us to do the right thing, and do it quickly. In addition to America’s reputation in the world, the bedrock of the global economy is at stake.”  “Republicans have already done enough harm to our economy with their reckless shutdown designed to undermine the law of the land, Obamacare. But the…

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Reid Remarks On The Need To End The Irresponsible Government Shutdown

“I’ve asked each Senator to come to the floor because it is important that we have an opportunity to talk about the crisis facing our country. This government shutdown is an embarrassment for our nation in the eyes of the world.” “It is time for Senators to stand before the American people and publically discuss…

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Reid Remarks On The Republican Government Shutdown

“The Speaker of the House of Representatives is still sitting on the one bill that can reopen the government” “If Republicans want to propose a legislative way to make the law better or more efficient, Democrats are willing to talk about that. But shutting down the government and hoping that will make ObamaCare disappear is…

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Reid Remarks On The Tea Party Government Shutdown

“I say to my friend, the Speaker, allow a vote on the only bill that can end this shutdown – a bill that you proposed in the first place.  The entire federal government could re-open for business by tomorrow morning.” “Democrats… are willing to negotiate. But we won’t negotiate with a gun to our heads.…

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Statement By Reid Spokesman On Speaker Boehner’s Credibility Problem

Washington, D.C.– Nevada Senator Harry Reid’s Spokesman, Adam Jentleson, released the following statement after Speaker John Boehner’s explanation for why he won’t let the House vote on a clean CR was immediately called into question: “Speaker Boehner has a credibility problem. From refusing to let the House vote on a bill that was his idea in the first place, to…

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Reid Remarks On The Tea Party Government Shutdown

“This shutdown is not an act of nature, but a man-made disaster for our economy. It is also a disaster waiting to happen for national security.”  “A piecemeal approach – funding the government bit by bit – is simply not the answer. No matter how many bites Republicans take at the apple, there is only…

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Reid Remarks In Gratitude To The United States Capitol Police Force

“The brave men and women of the Capitol Police Force and other law enforcement agencies put their lives on the line every day simply because it’s their job to do so. And my thanks go out to every Capitol Police officer. We owe them a great deal of gratitude.”  “Yesterday, today and every day that…

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