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JEC Releases New Report on the Ryan Plan’s Potential Tax Implications for America’s Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released a JEC report finding that Representative Paul Ryan’s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget proposal would give large tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans while increasing the tax burden on the middle class. The report, entitled “Winners and Losers: Understanding the…

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Reid: Time Republicans Waste Refighting Old Battles Could Be Spent Creating Jobs

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding show votes on non-binding Republican budget resolutions. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: It’s almost universally acknowledged that Republican obstructionism has reached new heights in the Senate. Democrats would have to break a filibuster to declare the sky blue…

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Reid: Democrats Will Not Go Back On Tough But Balanced August Budget Deal To Benefit Billionaires, Defense Contractors

Sequester Is a Tough Pill to Swallow, But That Was the Point – Cuts Were Designed to Be Tough Enough to Force Lawmakers to Compromise, Reach a Balanced Deal Fundamentally Skewed Priorities in Republican Budget Would Hand More Tax Breaks to Wealthy at Expense of Middle-Class Families Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke…

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Reid Statement On House Republican Attempts To Undo Last Summer’s Budget Deal

Washington, D.C. –Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after House Republicans initiated attempts to undo last summer’s bipartisan Budget Control Act. “Sequestration is a tough pill to swallow. But that was the point. Those cuts were designed to be tough enough to force lawmakers to compromise. They were designed to be tough enough…

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GOP Budget Would Cut Billions In Health Benefits For Seniors, Families, And Nursing Home Residents; Would Place Huge Cost Burden On Cash-Strapped States, Pressuring Governors To Raise Taxes

States Would Lose Hundreds of Billions of Dollars in Vital Support for the Elderly, Families, and Those in Nursing Homes – Would Be Forced to Dramatically Raise Taxes or Slash Benefits As a Result, 30 Million Americans Could Get Kicked Off Medicaid – Forcing Seniors to Be Denied Critical, Life-Saving Care New State-by-State Analysis of…

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Etch-A-Sketch: Republicans In Congress Like It, Too

GOP Flip-Flops Have Jeopardized Budget Deal, Highway Bill & Export Bank BUDGET DEAL SENATE HIGHWAY BILL EXPORT-IMPORT BANK

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DPCC Releases National And State-By-State Data Revealing The Devastating Impact Of The GOP’s Medicare-Ending Budget

GOP Budget Could Raise Seniors’ Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs By Almost $6,000 In Order To Give Millionaires An Extra $150,000 Tax Break Budget Will Immediately Reopen Prescription Drug ‘Donut Hole’, Costing Current Seniors Over $10,000 by 2020 New State-By-State Reports Showing Devastating Local Impact on Seniors Washington, D.C. – The Democratic Policy and Communications Center (DPCC)…

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Conrad Statement on CBO January 2012 Budget and Economic Outlook

(Senate Budget Committee release – Sen. Kent Conrad, Chairman) “While CBO’s report shows a lower deficit in 2012, it also demonstrates that we must do much more to put the nation’s long-term budget outlook on a sustainable path. The deficit reduction included in last summer’s Budget Control Act cannot be the end of the story.…

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GOP Senators Agree: Senate Passed ‘Budget Agreement’ In August

“While provisions to raise the debt limit and create a Congressional deficit reduction committee drew most of the attention in the legislation that allowed the government to narrowly avert a default, House and Senate leaders also used the measure to establish federal spending limits for the next two years.” –New York Times, 8/28/11   The Budget…

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Fact Sheet Responding to Republican “No Budget” Claims

Republican Claims That the Senate Has Not Passed a Budget Are WRONG (Prepared by Majority Staff, Senate Budget Committee) It is wrong to assert that there is no budget. The Budget Control Act enacted in August contained the budget for this year. It was passed by both the House and Senate, signed by the President,…

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