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Fact Sheet: Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act of 2012
Small businesses are vitally important job creators and engines of economic growth.  Congress can make ...
March 26, 2012

Fact Sheet: Rebuild America Jobs Act
KEY PROVISIONS Immediately Invests in Our Roads, Rails and Airports ($50 Billion):  The Senate bill ...
October 21, 2011

Fact Sheet: Teachers And First Responders Back To Work Act
The Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act provides $35 billion to create or ...
October 17, 2011

Fact Sheet: 100% of Spending Cuts in Reid Debt Reduction Plan Were Supported by GOP
REID PLAN PAST REPUBLICAN SUPPORT $1.2 Trillion in Discretionary Spending Cuts. The $1.2 trillion in ...
July 25, 2011

A Default on Our Nation’s Debt Would Send America Back Into a Recession
A Default Would Destroy Over Half a Million Jobs. A Default Would Cost the Economy ...
July 14, 2011

If GOP Forces A Default, Every Family Will Pay The Price
Even coming close to a default on our nation’s debt will cost middle-class families thousands ...
July 14, 2011

Putting Seniors At Risk, Republican Budget Will Force More Than 7 Million Seniors To Pay More For Cancer Prevention And Treatment Starting Next Year
The Republican budget reflects upside-down priorities – it protects tax breaks for those at the ...
June 20, 2011

Fact Sheet: Republicans Continue To Hide True Cost To Seniors Of Their Plan To End Medicare
Republicans’ Plan Would Cost Millions Of Seniors $2.2 Billion In Benefits Next Year Alone, Despite ...
April 21, 2011

Fact Sheet: One Year After BP Disaster, Republicans Give Tax Breaks To Big Oil Paid For By Re-Opening The Donut Hole For Seniors
Republican Budget Protects $44 Billion In Tax Breaks For Big Oil And Gas Companies While ...
April 20, 2011

Republican Myths about Costs of the Affordable Care Act
In their efforts to repeal and defund the Affordable Care Act, Republicans continue to make ...
March 7, 2011

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Senators Stabenow And Schumer, Leading Economists: New GDP Numbers Show Growth Still Sluggish, Sequester Still Preventing Even More Jobs And Economic Growth

Without Sequestration, Hundreds of Thousands Of Additional Jobs Would be CreatedWASHINGTON, D.C. — Chairman of the Democratic Policy and Communications Center U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, and Vice Chair Senator Debbie Stabenow today blamed sequestration for limited GDP growth, according to data released by the Commerce Department today. While the figures released this morning exceeded…

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Reid Remarks On Ending Gridlock In Washington

“The President deserves to have his or her team in place.”  “It is a disturbing trend when Republicans are willing to block executive branch nominees even when they have no objection to the qualifications of the nominee. Instead, they are blocking qualified nominees to circumvent the legislative process, force wholesale changes to laws or restructure…

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Fact Sheet: Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act of 2012

Small businesses are vitally important job creators and engines of economic growth.  Congress can make it easier for small businesses to succeed and strengthen the recovery with real tax relief that lowers the cost of doing business. Senate Democrats have proposed the Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act of 2012, which contains common sense…

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Fact Sheet: Rebuild America Jobs Act

KEY PROVISIONS Immediately Invests in Our Roads, Rails and Airports ($50 Billion):  The Senate bill provides $50 billion in immediate investments for highways, transit, rail and aviation, helping to modernize an infrastructure that now receives a grade of “D” from the American Society of Civil Engineers and putting hundreds of thousands of construction workers back…

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Fact Sheet: Teachers And First Responders Back To Work Act

The Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act provides $35 billion to create or protect nearly 400,000 education jobs, while preventing the layoffs of thousands of cops and firefighters. This critical legislation would help states and localities keep their schools strong and their streets safe, without adding a dime to the deficit.   KEY…

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Fact Sheet: 100% of Spending Cuts in Reid Debt Reduction Plan Were Supported by GOP

REID PLAN PAST REPUBLICAN SUPPORT $1.2 Trillion in Discretionary Spending Cuts. The $1.2 trillion in discretionary spending cuts include both defense and non-defense spending. Politico: Boehner’s Two-Step Plan Includes $1.2 Trillion in Discretionary Cuts. “The first debt limit increase of between $900 billion to $1 trillion would be accompanied by strict discretionary spending caps designed…

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A Default on Our Nation’s Debt Would Send America Back Into a Recession

A Default Would Destroy Over Half a Million Jobs. A Default Would Cost the Economy Hundreds of Thousands of Lost Jobs Every Year. “According to an analysis by the Federal Reserve, a one-percentage point rise in Treasury yields would reduce economic growth by 0.8 percentage points. That number sounds small, but it is not. Economists…

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If GOP Forces A Default, Every Family Will Pay The Price

Even coming close to a default on our nation’s debt will cost middle-class families thousands of dollars While American families are living paycheck to paycheck, Republicans are toying with defaulting on our nation’s debt by opposing every deficit reduction compromise that is offered to them. Should the nation default on its debt, or even come…

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Putting Seniors At Risk, Republican Budget Will Force More Than 7 Million Seniors To Pay More For Cancer Prevention And Treatment Starting Next Year

The Republican budget reflects upside-down priorities – it protects tax breaks for those at the top, but forces seniors to pay more for cancer prevention and treatment starting next year, including cancer medications and screenings like mammograms and colonoscopies.  Since passing their reckless budget, Republicans nationwide have continued to make the false claim that their…

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Fact Sheet: Republicans Continue To Hide True Cost To Seniors Of Their Plan To End Medicare

Republicans’ Plan Would Cost Millions Of Seniors $2.2 Billion In Benefits Next Year Alone, Despite Continued Republican Claims To Their Constituents That It Would “Not Touch Benefits” Since passing their reckless budget plan last week, Republicans nationwide have continued to make the false claim that their plan protects today’s seniors. But seniors need to know…

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