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Reid Floor Remarks On The Talking Filibuster

“This can be a Senate were ideas are debated in full public view – and obstruction happens in full public view as well. Or it can be a Senate where a small minority obstructs from behind closed doors, without ever coming to the Senate floor.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on…

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Reid Floor Remarks On Republican Obstruction Of Qualified Judicial Nominee Caitlin Halligan

“President Obama’s judicial nominees have waited, on average, three to four times longer to be confirmed than those nominated by President George W. Bush.” “If my Republican colleagues choose to filibuster [Caitlin] Halligan’s confirmation a second time, their naked partisanship will be exposed.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the Senate…

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Reid Floor Remarks On Republican Obstruction Of Qualified Nominees

“Republicans say they will not filibuster. But their actions say otherwise.” “Republicans have, again and again, injected politics into the confirmation process.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding Republican efforts to obstruct President Obama’s highly qualified judicial and cabinet nominations Below are his remarks as prepared…

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Reid Floor Remarks On The Sequester And Republicans’ Unprecedented Filibuster Of Secretary Of Defense Nominee

“Senator Hagel is the first nominee for Secretary of Defense to be filibustered in the history of the United States.” “It is critical that Republicans and Democrats come together to find a balanced way to avert these drastic [sequester] cuts.” “Democrats want to work with Republicans to find a balanced, responsible way to reduce the…

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Reid Floor Remarks On Arbitrary Sequester Spending Cuts Set To Take Effect This Week

“Families and businesses in every state in the nation – in red states and blue states – are at risk because of these haphazard cuts.” “Nationwide, sequester cuts will cost more than 750,000 jobs… But Congress has the power to prevent these self-inflicted wounds.” “Unfortunately, Republicans would rather let devastating cuts go into effect than…

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Reid Statement On Unprecedented Republican Filibuster Of Hagel Nomination

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked the nomination of Senator Chuck Hagel to be Defense Secretary from receiving an up-or-down vote, continuing the first-ever filibuster of a Defense Secretary nominee. The vote was 58-40 with one Senator voting present: “In a time of war and threats…

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Reid Statement On Republicans Mounting Full-Scale Filibuster Of Hagel Nomination

“Senate Republicans have made it clear they intend to mount a full-scale filibuster, and block the Senate from holding a final passage vote on Senator Hagel’s nomination.” Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after being informed by Republican leadership that they would mount a full-scale filibuster and block Senator Hagel’s…

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Reid Statement On McConnell Filibustering His Own Bill To Raise The Debt Ceiling

“I will continue to seek an agreement to hold an up-or-down vote on his proposal to avoid another debt ceiling debacle.” Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) released the following statement today after Senator McConnell filibustered a bill to give the President the authority to raise the debt ceiling – a bill that…

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Reid: Republicans Should Not Hold A Tax Cut For Ninety-Eight Percent Of Americans Hostage To Extract More Tax Cuts For The Rich

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today regarding President Obama’s proposal to cut taxes for the 98 percent of American families – including 97 percent of small businesses – that make less than $250,000 a year. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Over the last few years,…

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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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