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Reid Statement On President Obama’s Call For Action On Sequester

Washington, D.C. ‐ Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after President Obama called on Congress to replace the sequester: “President Obama is right: to give our economy a foundation for growth Congress must replace the sequester with a balanced approach to deficit reduction. Senate Democrats will soon vote on a plan to temporarily…

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Reid Floor Remarks On The State Of The Union Address

“The President’s agenda calls for common-sense investments in our future – investments that will breathe new life into a struggling middle class.” “But our efforts to restore prosperity will mean little unless Congress acts immediately to deal with arbitrary, across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect next month.” “Later this week, Democrats will introduce a…

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Reid Floor Remarks On State Of The Union Address

“Although the economy is not back to full strength and there are still too many Americans out of work, we have made solid progress in the last four years.” “We must build on this progress, fostering a lasting recovery that ensures Americans’ successes are determined by the strength of their will and not the size…

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Reid Statement On January Employment Report

Washington, DC– Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the January employment report. According to the Labor Department, the economy added 157,000 jobs in January. The Labor Department also revised the monthly job growth in 2012 from 142,000 jobs per month to 181,000 jobs per month: “Our nation’s economy continues to recover, but there is still…

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Reid Floor Remarks On Bipartisan Deficit Reduction

“I am glad Republicans set aside their plan to gamble with default. It was bad politics and even worse policy.” “A clean debt ceiling increase that allows the United States to meet its existing obligations should be the standard.” “Congress will continue to work to reduce the deficit. But we’ll do it without the threat…

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Reid Statement On House Vote To Decouple Debt Ceiling From Spending Cuts

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today following a House vote to pass a clean debt ceiling extension: “I am pleased that Speaker Boehner and his House colleagues have decided to change course, and pass a bill that defuses yet another fight over the debt ceiling. “This bill surrenders the hostage Republicans…

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Reid Floor Remarks: Democrats Will Continue Putting Middle Class Families First In The 113th Congress

“It is possible to hold fast to your principles while making the compromises necessary to move our country forward.” “Democrats will hold fast to the guiding principle that a strong middle class – and an opportunity for every American to enter that middle class – is the key to this nation’s success.” “But not a…

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Statement By Reid Spokesman

Washington, D.C. — The office of Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today from spokesman Adam Jentleson: “It is reassuring to see Republicans beginning to back off their threat to hold our economy hostage. If the House can pass a clean debt ceiling increase to avoid default and allow the United States to meet…

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Senate Leaders Urge President Obama To Consider “Any Lawful Steps” To Avoid Default

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leaders sent a letter to President Obama today urging him to consider taking unilateral action to protect America’s economy in the face of continued intransigence and obstruction from Republicans. “In the event that Republicans make good on their threat by failing to act, or by moving unilaterally to pass a…

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Reid Statement On December Employment Report

Washington, DC– Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on the December employment report. According to the Labor Department, the economy added 155,000 jobs in December: “Our economy continues to grow and create jobs, but for those still unemployed in Nevada and throughout the nation, the recovery will not be a reality until they…

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