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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…


Video: Senate Dems, Joined By Students, Call For Passage Of Student Loan Bill

Democratic Senators Jack Reed, Tom Harkin and Sherrod Brown urge Republicans to join Democrats in supporting a bill to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling.  


Reid Statement On Republican Obstruction Of Bill To Prevent Student Loan Interest Rates From Doubling

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked a bill that would have prevented interest rates on student loans from doubling in July from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. The bill would have been paid for by closing a loophole that allows wealthy individuals to avoid paying employment taxes on…


Reid: If Republicans Truly Share Democrats’ Goal Of Keeping Student Loans Affordable, They Will End Needless Filibuster

If Republicans Stop Filibuster, Democrats Will Vote On Their Proposal to Pay for Student Loan Legislation Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding a Republican filibuster of legislation to keep student loan interest rates low, and on the Republican proposal to cut preventive health care. Below are his…


Reid Statement On House Republican Student Loan Bill

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement on the House Republican student loan bill introduced today: “Democrats are opposed to shortchanging an important program that supports crucial efforts to prevent disease and protect against public health emergencies just so Republicans can continue protecting millionaire tax dodgers. The best way to…


Reid: An Investment In Education Is An Investment In Our Economy

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding a National Labor Relations Board rule, reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and Senate action to stop student loan interest rates from doubling. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: America has the best, brightest and most dedicated workers…