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Reid Statement On Republican Obstruction Of Caitlin Joan Halligan

Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after Republicans blocked the nomination of Caitlin Joan Halligan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit: “Senate Republicans today sent the sad message that political gamesmanship is more important than a judicial nominee’s qualifications. Caitlin Joan Halligan is a…

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Reid: Republican Filibuster Standing In The Way Of A Solution

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement today after Republicans filibustered a bipartisan solution to cut the deficit and avoid default: “We are seeing something we have seen far too many times in the Senate: another filibuster. But this is the worst possible time to hold a filibuster. Our economy hangs…

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Reid: Will Republicans Who Vowed ‘Never’ To Deny A Judicial Nominee An Up-Or-Down Vote Deny Judicial Nominee An Up-Or-Down Vote?

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor prior to a vote to invoke cloture on the nomination of Goodwin Liu to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Two days ago I came to the floor to talk…

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Selected Statements from Republican Senators on the Constitutionality of Filibustering Nominees and the Deference Owed to the President’s Nominees

  Senator Alexander “I pledged, then and there, I would never filibuster any President’s judicial nominee, period. I might vote against them, but I will always see they came to a vote.”  (Congressional Chronicle, June 9, 2005) “I am beginning to think it is a train and that there is not much way to avoid a…

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Reid: Goodwin Liu Is An Extremely Qualified Public Servant And Impressive Legal Scholar

Leading Republicans Agree Liu Is More Than Qualified For The Job Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Goodwin Liu to the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Several years ago we faced a confirmation crisis…

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Republicans Playing Politics, Risking National Security On Cole Confirmation

Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after Republicans blocked the confirmation of James Cole to Deputy Attorney General: “In the same week that the men and women of our intelligence community are using fresh evidence to track down al Qaeda, Republicans are blocking us from confirming the man who signs…

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Republicans Playing Politics, Risking National Security On Cole Confirmation

Washington, D.C. — Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after Republicans blocked the confirmation of James Cole to Deputy Attorney General: “In the same week that the men and women of our intelligence community are using fresh evidence to track down al Qaeda, Republicans are blocking us from confirming the man who signs…

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Reid: End Handouts To Big Oil, Invest In Clean Energy To Spur Economy And Protect National Security

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s letter urging Congressional leaders to end tax breaks for oil companies making record profits: “I agree with the President that it is long past time to end wasteful subsidies to big oil companies that are raking in record profits. If Senate Republicans are…

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