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Reid Floor Remarks On Failure Of The Disabilities Treaty And Ongoing Tax And Budget Negotiations

“It’s difficult to engage in rational negotiation when one side holds well-known facts and proven truths in such low esteem” “The few reasonable Republicans left in Congress agree we need to give certainty to middle-class families now.” “I still believe there are 26 reasonable Republicans willing to put their promise to serve constituents ahead of…

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Reid Floor Remarks On Tax And Budget Negotiations

“Republican plan… would reach deep into the pockets of middle class families” “Given the choice between millionaires and the middle class, Republicans sided with the wealthiest few.” “Democrats won’t pass it. President Obama won’t sign it. And the American people won’t support it.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the Senate…

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Reid Statement On Boehner Proposal

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today: “To protect millionaires, Speaker Boehner’s offer would force middle class families to pay higher taxes. Raising taxes on the middle class is bad policy and flunks the test of balance. To protect the middle class while reducing the deficit, simple math dictates…

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Reid Floor Remarks On Tax And Budget Negotiations

“Negotiating advice for Republican Leaders: you’re doing it wrong.” “The sooner they make a legitimate offer, the sooner we can all start working to find the middle ground.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the tax and budget negotiations. Below are his remarks as prepared for…

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No Wonder Boehner Won’t Bring Up Senate Tax Cut Bill – It Would Pass

AP: First Cracks In GOP Resolve On Tax Rates … Reuters: More House Republicans See Obama Tax Hikes As Part Of “Cliff” Deal  … MSNBC: Cracks Appear In GOP’s Resolve On Tax Rates THREE NEW GOP LAWMAKERS ECHO REP. TOM COLE Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK): “I think we ought to take the 98 percent deal right now.” [Politico, 11/27/12] Rep. Mary Bono…

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Reid: Reasonable Republicans Urge House Leadership To Stop Holding Middle Class Hostage

Washington, D.C.- Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding the fiscal cliff. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: It took four months, but Republicans are finally realizing the way back from the fiscal cliff has been right in front of them all along. In July, the Senate passed legislation…

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Reid: Republicans Must Turn “Happy Talk” On Revenues Into Action

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding efforts to reach a balanced, bipartisan agreement to avert the fiscal cliff. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Too often, it is a challenge finding common ground in Washington. But as we negotiate a path back…

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Reid: Congress Could Avert The Fiscal Cliff For Middle Class Families

House Should Take Up Senate-Passed Bill to Freeze Tax Rates for Middle Class and Ask Top Two Percent to Pay More Senate-Passed Bill is Only One With a Chance to Become Law Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the bipartisan compromise needed to avoid…

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Early Contender for “Worst Week in Washington”: Grover Norquist

ABC News: ‘GOP Starting to Rebel Against No-Tax-Hikes Pledge’ Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC): “When you’re $16 trillion in debt, the only pledge we should be making to each other is to avoid becoming Greece, and Republicans — Republicans should put revenue on the table. We’re this far in debt. We don’t generate enough revenue.”  [ABC’s This Week, 11/25/12]…

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Reid Statement On The Fiscal Cliff

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement on the fiscal cliff: “On Tuesday, Americans from across the political spectrum made it clear that they want a balanced approach to tax policy that asks millionaires and billionaires to pay a little bit more. The sooner Republicans come to grips with this…

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