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Reid Offers Bipartisan Proposal To Fund Student Loan Bill

Reid Proposes Pair of Bipartisan Ideas, One Modeled After Proposal That Recently Passed Senate 74-22 Reid: Offsets Should Enable Us To Pass Student Loan Bill “Immediately,” Prevent Rates from Doubling on July 1st Washington, D.C. – In a letter to Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today offered…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Reid: Jobs Bill Will Keep Teachers In The Classroom

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding state and local cuts to education in Nevada. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: America’s education system is under siege. The terrible recession that has put millions of families in our country in a desperate economic…

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Reid: Democrats Are Committed To Putting Teachers And First Responders Back To Work

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor about putting teachers back to work. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Bart Giamatti, the kind of well-rounded man qualified to serve both as President of Yale and commissioner of Major League Baseball, once called education the…

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Sens. Mikulski, Cardin to Join University Presidents from Across the Country, College Students to Call for Protecting Pell Grants

Monday, July 18, 2011 For Planning Purposes Only CONTACT: Rachel, McKnight, Mikulski, 202-224-8879 Sue Walitsky, Cardin, 202-224-4524 José Dante Parra, Reid/DPCC, 202-224-2939   ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Washington, DC—Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin will join eight university presidents from institutions with significant minority populations to highlight the importance of Pell Grants the nation’s economic prosperity. Also…

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