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VIDEO: Senate Passes Bipartisanship Deal to Fund FEMA, Avoid Government Shutdown

Last night, the Senate forged a bipartisan agreement to fund FEMA, save 45,000 jobs, and prevent an unnecessary government shutdown. The bill received bipartisan support, with twenty-six Republicans joining Democrats to approve funding through November 18th for the agency tasked with helping thousands of Americans recover from earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters.…

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Reid: Disaster Relief Should Be Immune To Partisan Posturing

Delays to FEMA Funding, Threats of Government Shutdown Must End Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding FEMA funding for victims of natural disasters. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Two weeks ago the Senate passed a bipartisan bill to fund the Federal…

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Reid: House Bill Is Not An Honest Effort At Compromise And Will Be Rejected By The Senate

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement tonight regarding the plans by the House of Representatives to vote on a Continuing Resolution that shortchanges the Federal Emergency Management Agency: “The bill the House will vote on tonight is not an honest effort at compromise. It fails to provide the relief that…

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Reid: Shared Sacrifice Is The Best Path To Fiscal Sustainability

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor about the fatal plane crash in Reno and President Obama’s deficit reduction plan. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: I was saddened to hear of a terrible accident on Friday at the Reno air show, which killed…

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Schumer To House GOP: Don’t Risk Gov’t Shutdown By Going Back On Budget Agreement

Debt Ceiling Deal Passed By Both Chambers in August Established Funding Level for Next Year Schumer Urges House GOP Leaders To Stick By Agreement, Ignore House Conservatives’ Calls To Reopen Budget Fight Washington, D.C. – Senator Charles E. Schumer delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday in response to reports that House Republican…

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Schumer: CBO Report Shows Need For Congress To Enact Jobs Measures To Boost Growth

Senator: Independent Analysis Also Confirms Need To End Millionaire Tax Breaks To Reduce Long-Term Deficits WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement Wednesday in response to the budget outlook released by the Congressional Budget Office today: “This analysis reveals two productive trends—reduced long-term deficits and gains in economic growth—but neither is as…

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Joint Statement By Senators Murray, Baucus And Kerry On Joint Committee Appointments

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry released the following joint statement today after being appointed to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction: “We are grateful and humbled that Leader Reid asked us to join this Committee to…

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Reid Announces Appointments To Joint Select Committee On Deficit Reduction

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced today that he will appoint Senate Democratic Conference Secretary Patty Murray, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (JSC). Senator Reid has appointed Senator Murray as the co-chair of the JSC.…

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Reid: Republicans Would Slash Medicare And Social Security While Constitutionally Protecting Tax Breaks For Yachts And Jets

Washington, D.C.– Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor about the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Today the House will consider legislation that would force the nation to default on our financial obligations for the first time in history unless Congress…

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McConnell Out On A Limb on Revenue

MCCONNELL WALKED OUT ON A LIMB IN OPPOSING REVENUES OF ANY KIND… McConnell Said No to All Forms of Revenue. “President Barack Obama stepped back into deficit-reduction talks Monday, only to be greeted by a double-barrel blast from Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who peremptorily rejected any deal that would include the added revenues Obama…

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