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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: Our Message To The World Is That This Congress Is Moving Forward, And We Are Moving Forward Together

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement on the Senate floor this evening about a bipartisan agreement to cut the deficit and raise the debt ceiling: For the last few weeks Congress has been locked in partisan gridlock. Today, I am relieved to say that leaders from both parties have come…

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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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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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