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Reid: Senate Democratic Caucus Stands United Against Boehner’s Short-Term Debt Plan

In Letter, 51 Senate Democrats and Two Independents Pledge To Oppose House Speaker’s Plan Should It Advance To Senate In Closed-Door Meeting Earlier Today, Boehner Told House GOP Caucus Senate Would “Fold” And Accede To His Debt Plan Boehner Plan Not Only Puts America’s Credit Rating at Risk, But Would Empower House GOP To Hold…

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House GOP Finds Rallying Cry In Violent Affleck Flick: ‘Let’s Hurt Some People’

At Closed-Door Meeting Yesterday, GOP Leaders Play Scene From Grisly Movie To Rally The Troops On Debt Plan VIEW THE CLIP HERE:   Washington Post: House GOP Leadership Showed Violent Scene From “The Town” Tuesday To Entire Caucus for Inspiration “House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the party’s vote counter, began his talk by showing…

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It’s Official: Senate Plan Cuts Budget Deficits By $1.3 Trillion More Than Boehner Plan

Politico: ‘In Battle of Budget Scores, Senate Plan Is Clear Winner Over Boehner Plan’ The Senate plan received a major boost this morning when Congress’ official scorekeeper confirmed that the plan’s first draft cuts budget deficits more than the Boehner plan. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Senate draft bill achieves $1.3 trillion more…

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Reid: Economy Cannot Bear This Uncertainty Any Longer, Has Demanded A Long-Term Solution

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the default crisis. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Today our Republican colleagues in the House planned to vote on a bill to lift the debt ceiling for a few months before plunging this nation and…

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Reid: Republicans Put Politics Ahead Of The Economy, Oppose Cuts They Once Supported In A Plan Ripped From Their Own Playbook

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the default crisis. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: There has been a lot of talk in the last 24 hours about so-called dueling plans to raise the debt limit and avert a dangerous default on…

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Shot/Chaser: Kyl Opposing Deficit Reduction Proposal He Already Voted For

SHOT Kyl Says He Will Block Reid Deficit Proposal Because It Includes War Savings. “Jon Kyl tells me he expects Rs to block Reid plan because of how Iraq/Afghanistan savings are considered. politi.co/n7XTD2 <http://t.co/OzbnFQl> ”  [Tweet by Politico’s Manu Raju, 7/25/11 <http://twitter.com/#!/mkraju/status/95592964717424640> ] CHASER Kyl Voted For Ryan Budget That Included Exact Same War Savings.…

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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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Reid: If Republicans Oppose Agreement That Meets All Their Demands, They Will Be Putting Politics First And The Economy Last

Washington, D.C.– Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor on the anniversary of the shooting of two Capitol Police officers and on a proposal to break the debt ceiling impasse. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Every day, people from across this great nation and around the…

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Reid Statement On Status Of Debt-Ceiling Negotiations

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the status of debt-ceiling negotiations. “Tonight, talks broke down over Republicans’ continued insistence on a short-term raise of the debt ceiling, which is something that President Obama, Leader Pelosi and I have been clear we would not support. A short-term extension would not…

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Reid Statement On Deficit Negotiations

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the status of debt-ceiling negotiations: “I am deeply disappointed in the status of negotiations with my Republican colleagues. I have said repeatedly, including last night and again today, that I will not support any agreement that fails to raise the debt ceiling though…

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